GAINESVILLE, FL—Steve Uhlfelder, chair of the Fulbright Scholarship Board and former chair of Florida Board of Regents, will speak on “Lawyers as Leaders: The Pro Bono Challenge” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Holland Hall Room 180 at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
The event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Center for Career Services and the Center on Children & Families. Uhlfelder, a lawyer who specializes in public and administrative law at his private practice in Tallahassee, is a public interest and youth advocate with a lengthy legacy of volunteer work and advocacy on behalf of youth. Uhlfelder, who earned his undergraduate and law degrees from UF, has been the steward of programs such as the Florida Mentoring Partnership with 206,000 volunteer mentors, Holland & Knight’s Opening Doors tutoring/mentoring program, which has helped more than 12,000 children across the nation, and the Florida Children’s Coalition, which led the effort to obtain $23 million in initial funding for the state’s pre-K program for at-risk kids.
Following Uhlfelder’s remarks, representatives from local organizations have been invited to table on the concourse for a Pro Bono Organizations Fair where attendees can learn more about these organizations, including UF’s Pro Bono Project.
For more information, contact Jim Hellegaard at 352-273-0652.
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