Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Free Legal Clinic Of South Berkshire County Dances For Justice
Rachel Louchen reports from Sheffield. The Berkshires has no shortage of charitable organizations; some target education, others provide food and, since 2006, the Free Legal Clinic of South Berkshire County has provided legal counsel to area residents. Twenty-four attorneys, two accountants and two mediators volunteer pro bono, as well as offer reduced-fee professional services and, as the demand for their service grows monthly, the support of the community is as important as ever. On Saturday, March 8, FLC hosted the Dance For Justice fundraiser at Dewey Hall and served up dinner, live music from the Wanda Houston Band and a silent auction to a packed room of supporters. All of the attendees praised the tireless work of Founder and Executive Director Eve Schatz and the FLC for its valuable role in the community. In addition to legal services, the FLC also addresses social issues, helping their clients with community services that prevent hunger and homelessness while their legal troubles are being addressed. Justice for all, indeed. Above, board members Phyllis Weiss and Cecile Snow.
Terrance Cooney is a retired attorney who volunteers with the FLC, here with his wife, Joanne; One of the night’s speakers, Marilyn Kalish and her husband, Alan Kalish.
Board member Cecile Snow, Founder and Executive Director Eve Schatz, Susan Solovay who does the Clinic’s marketing, Board members Dr. Marcia Savage, Phyllis Weiss and Diana Felber (in front).
Board member Karen Andrews, Alianne Schatz, daughter of the Clinic’s founder, and her friend Emma Grants; Volunteer Amelia Sydlosky and patron Jeanine Coleman.
Gail Shaw, volunteer Robin Zeamer and Joanne Cooney.