Law firm volunteers to help community

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A local law firm is celebrating its 90th anniversary in West Palm Beach by giving back to the community.

Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith is partnering with leaders from West Palm Beach, Wellington and Boca Raton to undertake three major community service goals: giving back over 3,000 community service hours in those cities, awarding more than $500,000 to various charities and causes in the community, and donating more than 300 hours of pro-bono work.

West Palm Beach, by city standards, was about 10 years old when his grandfather founded the firm, attorney Gary Lesser said.

This morning, Lesser spoke about the legacy and community service effort on CBS12. “We all are on this earth we all have the opportunity to make a difference. Sometimes we think we can make a difference but we really can we just have to find the opportunity.”

On Friday, the firm handed out bags filled with essential products and useful information to the homeless in downtown West Palm Beach.

In conjunction with Tri-County Animal Rescue, Lesser worked with Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie and volunteers to plant flowers and beautify the Jeannette Christos Memorial Bonding Pavilion in Boca Raton.

Christos, who co-founded the Tri-County rescue, died in 2011.

“This is going to be a memorial for Jeannette as well as being a good statement for the community service that this wonderful law firm is doing on behalf of Tri-County,” said TCAR board president Sharon DiPietro.

Others took part in an Adopt-A-Road cleanup with the Wellington Community Foundation at the Wellington Library.

Kelly Haberstroh

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