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Recap: Shelter Legal Services Gala At Ritz-Carlton Boston

Shelter Legal Services

Recently, Shelter Legal Services held its annual gala at the The Ritz-Carlton Boston. The Shelter Legal Services (SLS) provides on-site legal advice and representation for low-income veterans and the homeless in the Boston area.

The night celebrated the efforts and accomplishments of the staff and board of directors within the last year, while raising money and awareness for the non-profit organization. And what better way to celebrate for a great cause than with a silent auction, music by the Jazzabelles, beverages, and hors d’eouvres to satisfy the hungry palette?


This year’s Distinguished Service Award recipient, John J. Regan (Photo Credit: WilmerHale)

This year, John J. Regan, Esq. (“Jack”) received the “Distinguished Service Award” for his dedication, expertise, and tireless efforts to improve the lives of Shelter Service’s clients. The award honors recipients who achieve the Shelter’s mission of encouraging self-sufficiency, financial security, and stability for veterans and the homeless.


Attendees at the Annual Gala (Photo Credit: Shelter Legal Services)

Thanks to the SLS’s team of Massachusetts based lawyers in 2012, over 400 clients received more than a million dollars of free, accessible, and comprehensible legal advice and representation. The SLS reaches out to legal clinics at homeless shelters, service centers, and facilities like the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, The Cambridge Multi-Service Center, and the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. With over 7,000 homeless in Massachusetts and a growing number of female homeless veterans, Tim McLaughlin, the President of the Shelter Legal Services, is committed to giving back to the thousands of homeless and at risk veterans. If you would like to know about the organization or have inquiries regarding sponsorship then please click here.


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Tim McLaughlin, Esq., Associate, Holland & Knight; Theodore Grannatt, Esq., Partner, McCarter & English; CDR Matthew Bonner, Commanding Officer, USS Constitution; Captain Mary Jo Majors, Nurse Corps, USN (Ret.); LCDR Jonathan Sym, Chief Executive Officer, The Evermedia Group, Inc.; Sarah E. Roxburgh, Esq., Co-Executive Director, Shelter Legal Services; Kelsey Worline, Esq., Staff Attorney, Shelter Legal Services (Photo Credit: Shelter Legal Services)

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Matthew Hurley, Esq., Partner, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo PC; Kristen Kuliga, Esq., Principal, K Sports & Entertainment, LLC; Jennifer Glanville, Boston Brewery Manager,The Boston Beer Company; Wendy Silverman, Esq., Vice President and Senior Counsel, State Street Bank and Trust Company LCDR Jonathan Sym, Chief Executive Officer, The Evermedia Group, Inc.; Brian McLaughlin, Jr., Esq., Law Offices of Brian J. McLaughlin, Jr.; Theodore Grannatt, Esq., Partner, McCarter & English; Captain Mary Jo Majors, Nurse Corps, USN (Ret.); Tim McLaughlin, Esq., Associate, Holland & Knight; Clayton M. Jones, Managing Director, Wunderlich Securities, Inc.; David Bizar, Esq., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP



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