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Equity & Equality Within our Legal Practice, Community and Beyond

HPS co-founding partner Eugene K. Pettis and the Broward County Bar Association presented a live, interactive CLE called “Equity & Equality Within our Legal Practice, Community and Beyond” on Thursday, Feb 4th, that took a deep dive into gender and racial biases or insensitivities that could affect our everyday personal and professional conduct. Lawyers who attended earned 1.0 General & Bias Elimination CLE Credit.

Webinar - Can We Talk

Cracking the Code

HPS Co-founding partner James S. Haliczer facilitated a super informative and exclusive Zoom2Connect Q&A Session called “Cracking the Code” to a packed house on Tuesday, Jan 26th. Hosted by the Broward County Bar Association, Attorney Haliczer gave lawyers the SECRETS to developing a successful medical malpractice case, using his 30+ years as a litigator on both sides of the “v”.

Zoom 2 Connect Q&A

Can We Talk

HPS co-founding partner Eugene K. Pettis launches his Can We Talk 360° podcast, a dialogue and motivational series, which will feature featuring thought leaders to everyday folks sharing their perspectives on topics affecting humanity – in a safe & respectful environment. The first episodes dropped in January 2021 and airs on Tuesdays on all major podcast stations! #JoinTheDiscussion

Food for Thought: Food for the Soul this Holiday Season

In times of crisis it’s often good to consider those around us. This year has been unusually challenging in countless ways. We’ve experienced isolation from family, friends and colleagues which has shown a light on what really matters in life.

COVID-19 has broken the human bonds of family and friends, and children’s lives have been disrupted in immeasurable ways, especially with school, learning and socialization. Another way the pandemic has wreaked havoc is the growing hunger crisis. The despair is seen in the endless lines for food donations around the country; in many cases, filled with people that never thought they would ever need that help.

The widespread pain that we’ve seen should make us appreciate how blessed we are. We seek a higher purpose to propel us forward in the face of these challenges. But it’s not enough to move forward alone. We must collectively stand in the gap for those that are less fortunate.

Authorities predict that this food crisis will worsen and the government stimulus money will dry up creating the potential for devastating consequences. We simply cannot stand silent in such a desperate time of need.

So during this Holiday season, the Law Firm of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm wishes to truly evidence our thankfulness by redirecting the funds that traditionally purchased gifts and tokens for our clients and referral partners, and make a donation to local food banks in South and Central Florida. We encourage our colleagues across Florida to do the same – to look outward this year and help others in need of life’s basics: food.

Below are some well-established food banks in South and Central Florida. We ask that you please join us in making sure that these organizations or one of your choosing have sufficient supplies to meet our community’s needs this Holiday season and beyond.

South Florida/Broward, Dade & Palm Beach Counties:

Feeding South Florida
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Food Pantry of Broward
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

The Soup Kitchen
Boynton Beach, FL 33472

Boca Helping Hands
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Pass It on Ministries
Miami, FL 33168

Lauderhill, FL

Salvation Army
Ft. Lauderdale


Orlando/Orange County:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32805

UP Orlando
Orlando, FL 32806

Salvation Army


Click here to download this list as a PDF


Our priority is to maintain the safety and comfort of our clients during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. We offer an array of telephone and virtual meeting formats (ex. ZOOM) so you may speak with our attorneys while protecting you and your loved ones. If interested, please call us at (954) 523-9922 or email us at–to discuss all our confidential remote meeting options. We look forward to continuing to help you in these challenging times.