About the Organizer
Legal Services clinic of the Puerto Rican Community Inc. is a non for profit law firm started after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico causing over 50,000 citizens to migrate to Florida, many of which arrived with only the clothes on their backs. Since 2017 the LSC has raised over $2,465,552.77 dollars and assisted over 2,145 families with urgent legal matters. However our mission is not limited to Providing legal assistance to the poor , we have an active legal education component both for continuing legal education for lawyers but one for the yourh we call, Justice Academy.
Founder and Chairman
Anthony Suarez our chairperson and founder has been in the for-front of the Puerto Rican community in Florida since 1991. Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1999, he was the first from central florida and only the second in the history of Florida to be elected to the state legislature. He was President of the Puerto Rican Bar association of Florida and initiated a moot court competion which grew into a national competition with over 15 accredited Law schools from around the nation participating.
This included schools from Florida, New York, New Jersey, Puerto rico and Illinois. In his capacity as President of the Bar association and as adjunct Lecturer at Barry University School of law, he initialed a community event called Political Salsa. Political Salsa was a platform where local politicians could meet the local community voters in a HOB NOB type of environment, it came to be the “Cant Miss Event” on the political calendar of central florida election cycle.
As a Law school lecturer he taught Election law and the Legislative process, he serves as the moderator of all continuing education Classes we publish.
This event is a coordinated convention of several Bar Associations in the USA that are affliated by their ties to Puerto Rico. It has been an idea in incubation for several years. it is now becoming a reality.