FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14 2010
Tallahassee, Florida, January 14, 2010– Monica Evans, a Guardian ad Litem Pro Bono attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program, will be accepting the Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award January 28, 2010 at the Florida Supreme Court. Commenting on the recognition, Ms. Evans stated “I am honored and humbled to be receiving an award for doing something so rewarding.”
The Young Lawyers Division includes all lawyers in good standing under age 36 and all new Florida Bar members of any age for their first five years in practice. The award is given to the division member who best exemplifies the highest ideals of public service.
Ms. Evans is an attorney with Messer Caparello, P.A. She serves on Premier Bank’s Community Board and the Monticello Christian Academy School Board. Ms. Evans is active with Tallahassee Women Lawyers, and also volunteers with the Florida Attorney’s Saving Homes program. She is a volunteer with Jefferson County United Way and Relay for Life.
A Guardian ad Litem pro bono attorney can represent the child’s best interest, utilize their area of expertise to assist the program in special education, immigration, and appeals or represent a child in an attorney-child relationship as an attorney ad litem. “I encourage all attorneys to think about how they can help. There are hundreds of abused and neglected children who need assistance, “ said Ms. Evans.
To become a pro bono attorney visit our website at www.guardianadlitem.org or call (850) 606-1200 for more information.
Deborah Moore, Circuit Director
Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program
315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 800
Tallahassee. Florida 32301
Ph: (850) 606-1200