Many thanks are extended to the Coop, Guido’s, Price Chopper and the Big Y for their generous contributions to our Fundraiser on March 8 helping to make this wonderful evening a very successful event indeed!

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Save the Date! Dance for Justice on Saturday, March 8

Dance for Justice on Saturday, March 8th, 6-10PM.  At Dewey Hall in Sheffield, MA. Dinner and Silent Auction with comedian T.A. Lewis. Dance to 60′s, 70′s 80′s music with Wanda Houston and band.

Please join us, support the public interest, eat drink and be merry!  We have some fabulous Silent Auction items including a vacation!

The Free Legal Clinic, a non-profit charitable organization, has been a pillar of Great Barrington for seven years.  Call 413-854-1955 for ticket reservations or donate now at the link above.

Alan Chartock writes about the Free Legal Clinic’s valuable role in the Southern Berkshires in his interview with Eve Schatz. His article in The Berkshire Eagle highlights the fundraiser on March 8th at Dewey Hall. Please join us and support this important service for those in need. You can read the article here .

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Community Conversation: Averting Violence with Kindness – Tuesday Nov. 12

The Mass Shooting that Didn’t Happen:
Averting Violence with Kindness

On August 20, 2013, at an elementary school in Georgia, school staff
member Antoinette Tuff faced a heavily armed gunman who threatened her along with 800 students and their teachers. As revealed in the recording of her call to 911, Antoinette effectively and compassionately convinced him to surrender, and averted a potential tragedy in a deeply courageous and caring manner.

Please join us for this community conversation (with video clips) on
conflict de-escalation, empathy and school safety.

Tuesday November 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church
251 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA
Download Community Conversation Flyer

Sponsor: Southern Berkshire Clergy Association
Co-sponsors: Interfaith Committee of Southern Berkshire • RIMON
Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality • The Free Legal Clinic of
South Berkshire County, Inc. •
CHP – Southern Berkshires Community Coalition • Multicultural BRIDGE •
Women’s Interfaith Institute • Railroad Street Youth Project



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In Gratitude

The Free Legal Clinic would like to express its gratitude to the following businesses for their support: Rubi’s Cheesemonger, Domaney’s liquor and fine wine, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Price Chopper, Berkshire Bar Association, Barnbrook Realty. Many thanks for their belief in this important work promoting justice in our community.

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Gratitude Party Update

garden_party_croppedOn August 14th, the Free Legal Clinic of South Berkshire County, Inc. sponsored a Gratitude Party celebrating the contributions  made by lawyers, volunteers and donors who nurture the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Great Barrington. The event was held in  a magnificent garden setting at the home of Diana Felber and Stephen Glick. Diana, a member of the Board of Directors  presented a clear and sterling vision  of how the FLC should be considered a pillar of the community like Construct, Literacy Network, Railroad Street Youth Project and VIM, etc. are.  The event was well attended by  over fifty guests.  Eve Schatz, Esq., founder and Executive Director of the Free Legal Clinic, shared the source of her inspiration that created the organization, mission, and and her vision to see it  grow to other rural locations where the need for legal representation and advice is needed. She introduced three clients who described the FLC as “a lighthouse”, and with a staff that is accessible and easy to work with. Attorneys Gail Garrett and Lanny Zuckerman were honored for their support of the FLC and its clients. Clearly, the seeds were sown that evening to build andexpand FLC’s work within the Berkshire community and beyond.  Fabulous music provided by the Last Chance Band added just the right background atmosphere along with an impressive  spread of delicious food and drink. For more information about the FLC call 413-854-1955.
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Free Legal Clinic Gratitude Party

We are hosting a party on Wednesday, August 14th, from 5:00PM-7:00PM.  Join us as we honor and celebrate the lawyers, volunteers, and donors who have given to the Free Legal Clinic in time, energy or financially.  The party will be held in Diana’s nationally recognized garden, with wine, good eats, and a dance band. Learn about FLC’s mission and hear from clients about the impact FLC has had on their lives. FLC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We do hope you can make it.  Party Location: 258 Great Barrington Road (Route 41) in Housatonic, MA. Donations appreciated.  For more information call 413-854-1955.

Diana Felber & Eve Schatz

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The FLC wholeheartedly  gives thanks and a shout out to Berkshire Bank, the Berkshire Foundation and their Recycle, Renew and Reuse Program for donating office equipment that helps us meet the needs of our clientele. Berkshire Bank is making a difference in our community!

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