Are You Safe, a Tampa non-profit organization assisting victims of domestic violence, presented attorney Janelle A. Weber a pro bono service award on October 18, 2018.
Executive Director Tiffany Bolt presented the award at the organization’s annual Purple Party, which took place at the Cuban Club in Ybor City.
Ms. Weber was recognized for her pro bono work in representing a victim of domestic violence and her minor child in an appellate oral argument in the Second District Court of Appeal in Tampa. With Ms. Weber’s help, the victim prevailed in the appeal. The Community Law Program of St. Petersburg, Florida, drafted the appellate briefs. Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay organization provided support to the victim throughout the process.
“It was an honor to receive this award,” Ms. Weber said. “I am so glad I had the opportunity to assist this young woman and her child and help fulfill Are You Safe’s mission of serving victims of domestic violence.”
Are You Safe provides legal and social services to victims of domestic violence and promotes awareness and education within the Tampa Bay community, legal community, and law enforcement agencies. The Purple Party raises money to help fund the mission of Are You Safe.
Law Office of Janelle A. Weber Gives Back to the Community through Pro Bono Work
Serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties in Florida and Niagara and Erie Counties in New York, the Law Office of Janelle A. Weber is committed to providing pro bono legal services to those in need. In 2018, Ms. Weber provided 118 hours of pro bono legal assistance. Some of the pro bono work Ms. Weber has provided in the past includes family law matters for Bay Area Legal Services and a Hague Convention on Child Abduction matter in Florida federal court.
Ms. Weber is admitted to practice in both Florida and New York.
For more information about Are You Safe, visit http://r-u-safe.org.