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Miami Shores, FL, United States, 2012/04/16 - Partner Sarah Clasby Engel Elected to the Board of Directors of Educate Tomorrow, a non-profit organization based in Miami, FL that supports 15-23 year old, who are aging out of the foster care system, by matching them with mentors.
Partner Sarah Clasby Engel of the Miami Shores-based commercial litigation and consumer class action law firm of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP, (harkeclasby.com) has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of Educate Tomorrow.
“It is an honor to be elected to the Board of Directors of Educate Tomorrow,” said Sarah Clasby Engel. “This organization dedicates itself to providing guidance and support to teens and young adults, who are aging out of the foster system, find housing and jobs, as well as secure educational opportunities and social assistance.”
Engel takes great pride in participating in a variety of community activities. She has been a member of the Junior League of Miami for more than 10 years, and was the recipient of the "MVP" award for Project Lift, which assists women moving from a shelter to their own apartment, providing them with everything they need to outfit their new home from furniture to silverware. Sarah also actively represents clients on a pro bono basis through the Dade County Bar Association's Put Something Back project, as well as providing pro bono mediation services.
Mrs. Engel is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. Her practice areas include insurance litigation, employment matters, products liability matters, consumer class action litigation, and general commercial litigation. In addition, Sarah is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator for circuit and county court civil matters.
Educate Tomorrow, Corp. (educatetomorrow.org) is an international, nonprofit, certified 501©3 organization. Based in Miami, Florida, Educate Tomorrow supports 15-23 year olds, who are aging out of the foster care system, by matching them with mentors. These mentors in turn help the young people to enroll in college and training programs, find housing and jobs, as well as apply for educational and social assistance that may be available to them. Educate Tomorrow also provides educational and life skills camps called "It's Your Life," which is funded by The Children's Trust. These camps are a coordination among many community participants including the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, the Dade County Bar Association, Legal Aid, Department of Children & Families, CHARLEE, Children's Home Society, Lawyers for Children America, University of Miami Children & Youth Law Clinic, the Guardian Ad Litem Program, Suited for Success, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, and Casa Valentina.
Miami Shores-based Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP is an AV-rated litigation boutique founded by partner and trial attorney Lance A. Harke in 2000. The firm represents clients throughout the State of Florida and in courts across the country in a wide range of commercial law matters related to commercial litigation, business torts, consumer class actions, securities class actions, product liability, insurance litigation, general civil litigation, general commercial litigation, civil appeals, prescription drug issues, employment matters, bad faith issues, professional malpractice, medical malpractice and appellate practice.
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