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LEGAL AID C o r n e r Legal Aid Receives Substantial CY PRES Award from Stern Mortgage Foreclosure Class Action Case On October 19, 2017, the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County received $205,723.93 as a cy pres award in the class action litigation of Banner v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and the Law Offices of David J. Stern. The award was presented to Bob Bertisch, Executive Director of Legal Aid, by class counsel Louis Silber, Kirk Friedland, Philip Burlington, and Nicole Segal at an award ceremony held at the offices of Legal Aid in West Palm Beach. The keynote speaker at the presentation was Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente. 17th Annual Cup of Justice Golf Classic Benefits Legal Aid’s Education Advocacy Project The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s 17th Annual Cup of Justice Golf Classic raised over $40,000 to support its Educational Advocacy Project. The Project’s mission is to ensure positive educational outcomes for disabled children attending Palm Beach County’s public schools. Attorney Robert Shalhoub chaired the Columbus Day event at Bear Lakes Country Club. The presenting sponsor of the event was IBERIABANK. PBCBA BAR BULLETIN 18