Community Rings in 2019 “In Justice For All” at Inaugural “Bresky Bash”

Presented by The Law Offices of Robin Bresky, the Afternoon
Featured the First-Ever “Community Dance for Justice”

Led by Civic, Legal, Community Leaders to Benefit the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

The Law Offices of Robin Bresky (BL) helped the South Palm Beach County community with an inspiring and interactive afternoon of music, food, entertainment, children’s activities and balloon and mural art to benefit the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (LASPBC) at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The featured highlight was the first-ever Palm Beach County“COMMUNITY DANCE for JUSTICE” created and led by Dance with Me (DWM) Dance Studio professionals and performed by a group of more than 40+ civic, legal, corporate, nonprofit and community leaders who have “stepped up to dance up” to raise funds to support the LASPBC’s services for victims of domestic and elder abuse. The hundreds of event-goers of all ages also had the opportunity to create a “Hands Up in Justice for All” themed mural and received free admission to the Boca Raton Museum of Art at the close of the Bresky Bash.

Presenting sponsor: The Law Offices of Robin Bresky hosted the community event; emcee was South Florida attorney Mark Eiglarsh, the nationally sought-after broadcast legal analyst who has been featured on shows such as The View, Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew to provide insight on the latest and often,the most compelling legal issues.In addition to music by DJ Nikko Capria of Nikko Entertainment, food trucks, balloon artists, face painters, children’s activities and crafts and jewelry shopping, there were 40+ legislators and government officials, presidents from several Florida bar associations, attorneys, companies and nonprofit advocates on stage to perform as “Community Justice Dancers”.

According to BL firm founder and LASPBC board member Robin Bresky, the original dance routine was created and taught by the professionals at DWM Dance Studio at Town Center of Boca Raton that was founded by ABC Television’s “Dancing with the Stars” professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Palm Beach County’s own roster of celebrated Community Justice Dancers learned and performed the warm-up dance for Bresky Bash event-goers and then together with DWM professionals will lead an original dance routine: “COMMUNITY DANCE for JUSTICE”.

“This was not a competition in any way, but rather an opportunity for leaders and advocates to ‘take a lead part’ in an inspiring high-energy and engaging community-unifying event to support the Legal Aid Society,” shared Robin Bresky who founded her law firm in 2000, and currently serves as member, Board of Governors, Florida Bar; is the immediate past president of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA), past president of South Palm Beach County Bar Association (SPBCBA) and past president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). “In Palm Beach County — where we live, work, play and learn — we know that domestic and elder abuse continues to rise (much in silence) and as colleagues in the legal and civic community we can make a difference.”

Thus, Bresky reported that the Bresky Bash had a tri-fold mission” to 1) raise awareness of the LASPBC, 2) increase education on the meaningful work of the LAS and 3) raise funds to help expand services to those who need it the most.

Those Who “Stepped Up in Justice for All” included**:

Civic Leaders:

  • Florida State Senator Lori Berman
  • Palm Beach County Commissioner Robert Weinroth, Esq.
  • Mayor, City of Boca Raton, Scott Singer, Esq.
  • Council Member, City of Boca Raton, Andrew Thomson, Esq.
  • Mayor, City of Boynton Beach, Steve Grant
  • Mayor, City of Palm Beach Gardens, Maria Marino
  • Mayor, City of West Palm Beach, Jeri Muoio
  • Vice Mayor, City of Palm Beach, Gardens Carl Woods
  • Former Florida State Senator Maria Sachs, Esq.

Legal Leaders:

Florida Bar:President Michelle R. Suskauer, Esq.*; Member, Board of Governors Robin Bresky*;Family Law Section Chair Abigail Beebe, Esq.

Palm Beach County Bar Association: President-elect Jessica M. Callow, Esq.; Past President Adam Rabin, Esq.; Past President Jill Weiss, Esq.; Current Board Member Julia Wyda

South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Board Members Wilnar Julmiste, Esq.*;Christopher Sajdera, Esq.; Ellen Leibovich, Esq.

Florida Association for Women Lawyers: Past President Robin Bresky, Esq.*

Hispanic Bar Association:Past President Miriam Acosta-Castriz, Esq.*

  1. MalcolmCunningham, Sr. Bar Association:President Jason Macintosh, Esq. (also representing Adopt-a-Family of the Palm Beaches); Past President Tequisha Myles, Esq.*

Attorneys: 

Lloyd Comiter, Esq.
Guy Fronstin, Esq.
Jonathan Mann, Esq.
John Mulhall, Esq.
Matt Spritz, Esq.

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County:

Michelle R. Suskauer, Esq., President

Robert Bertisch, Esq., Executive Director

Harreen Bertisch, Director of Development

Board Members: Denise Isaacs, Esq.; Bridget Berry, Esq.

Corporate & Community Leaders:

Office Depot: Asst. General Counsel, Litigation Jessica M. Callow, Esq.

ADT: Corporate Affairs Director Bob Tucker

Colonial Life:David Dunston

Downtown Business Alliance:Michael Liss, Esq.

Community Advocates: Marilyn Weinberg, Peg Anderson, Bonnie Kaye, Jon Kaye

Nonprofits:

Aid to Victims of Domestic Assault(AVDA): CEO Pam O’Brien

Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County: CEO Jaene Miranda

Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center: Executive Director Randy Colman

Jewish Adoption & Family Care Options(JAFCO): Philanthropy Director Randi Winter

Area Agency on Aging for Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast: Interim Executive Director Ligia Hardy

The Glades Initiative: CEO Karis Engle

Clinics Can Help: CEO Owen O’Neill        *also a LASPBC board member   **subject to change

DWM Dance Studio Co-founders Maksim Chmerkovskiy or Valentin Chmerkovskiy added that their DWM Boca Raton studio professionals were proud to be an integral part of this first-ever event program. “Because dance ‘unites and uplifts’ both individuals and groups, we were the perfect partner in driving the mission ‘in justice for all’ to support those most vulnerable.”

“We were so excited about the inaugural Bresky Bash, our first large-scale collaboration for justice in South Palm Beach County,” noted LASPBC Executive Director Robert Bertisch, Esq. “With 40+ Community Justice Dancers bringing out their fans, colleagues and family,
this is an ideal way to rally legal and public support for the critical work we do at the Legal
Aid Society. We thank the Law Offices of Robin Bresky for producing this event and Dance
with Me for partnering with us, the esteemed roster of Community Justice Dancers hitting
the stage and all those who came out to participate.

For more information on the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, visit www.legalaidspbc.org