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2021 Lawyers for Warriors builds a critical bridge to justice for local veterans in need

Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) proudly announces its annual fundraising and networking event, Lawyers for Warriors, will be held on November 8, 2021 at the Center Club of Orange County in Costa Mesa, CA from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Join in for an incredible night of storytelling, unlimited wine pours, tasty appetizers, silent auction, and camaraderie! Featuring notable speakers and inspiring testimonials, Wright Ford Young & Co. continues as the Title Sponsor for the third year in a row. Honorees this year reflect VLI’s compassionate mission to prevent veteran homelessness and suicide and include: Law Firm of the Year – Sheppard Mullin; Community Advocate of the Year – Orange County Community Foundation; Veteran of the Year – Andrea Bird Steiner, Esq.; Attorney of the Year – Jeff Roberts, Esq.; and Veteran Advocate of the Year – Sheila-Marie Finkelstein, Esq. Proceeds make free legal aid possible for homeless, disabled, and low-income veterans who defended our freedom but cannot afford to access justice.

This sponsorship is a continuation of Wright Ford Young & Co.’s charitable giving to the veteran community. “We are honored to be able to support such a wonderful organization,” shared Jeff Myers, CPA and managing partner. “Our partnership with VLI aligns with our core values of showing respect for all people and having compassion for those less fortunate. We’re proud to stand side by side with Veterans Legal Institute and Lawyers for Warriors in championing veterans who need a hand up, not a hand out.”

“We applaud Wright Ford Young & Co.’s tireless commitment to Southern California’s veterans and their families,” said VLI Executive Director and Co-Founder Antoinette Balta. “This continuing investment and trust in the power of pro bono legal aid is life-changing and life-saving for our veterans. With the help of compassionate supporters, VLI has provided access to justice to over 9,000 veterans so they could rebuild a hope-filled future at home.”

To register, sponsor, or donate to Lawyers for Warriors, visit http://bit.ly/L4W2021. To view sponsors and updates, visit http://www.vetslegal.org/lawyers-for-warriors. VLI is presently seeking unique items and experiences for its silent auction. For more information on the silent auction or to contribute, please contact Antoinette Balta at [email protected]

About Veterans Legal Institute:
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low-income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit http://www.vetslegal.org

About Wright Ford Young & Co:
Wright Ford Young & Co. (WFY) is a full-service corporate accounting firm that provides audit, tax, estate and trust, and business consulting services to closely-held companies, family-owned businesses, and private foundations. WFY was founded in 1973 by Bob Wright, and with a current head count of 90 professionals, today serves as the largest single office accounting firm in Orange County. For more information, please visit https://www.cpa-wfy.com/.

This article was released by the Veterans Legal Institute.