kymberlee_curry_smith_web.jpgMIAMI — The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Assoc., hosted its second free Community Legal Clinic and a gift card giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the N.F.L. Youth Education Town Center at Gwen Cherry Park in Miami.

The clinic, co-sponsored by the Caribbean Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, Haitian Lawyers Association and Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, was a part of Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime’s Book-Bag giveaway.

The Gwen Cherry Park Foundation welcomed the event to the center for the benefit of area residents and families, many of whom use the center, a state-of-the-art facility, year-round for summer camp, team sports,

social services, educational, cultural and afterschool activities.

Present to organize the event was Kymberlee Curry Smith, the Cherry association’s immediate past president, along with St. Thomas Law School students Desiree Staeffler-Marchbanks, Francois Blanco, Shaun Quinn and Rose Brill.

More than 115 people received valuable information from the State Attorney’s Office, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. and the Miami-Dade Public Schools’ Information Technology Department.

Representatives from all three organizations made presentations on topics ranging from landlord/tenant policies, taxes, identity theft, consumer/credit laws, truancy, upcoming seal and expunge clinics, child support and the Miami-Dade County Public School’s Parent Portal website.

Attendees also received pamphlets and literature from the organizations, as well as information on voters’ rights and merit retention from the NAACP.

Snacks were provided, and giveaways included six Publix gift cards and school supplies, with a laptop the grand prize.

Photo: Kymberlee Curry Smith