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In 2005, the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation began hosting the Law & Liberty Dinner. Since then, proceeds from this annual signature event have helped the Bar Foundation provide local legal-related charities with more than $725,000 in support and grants.

Past beneficiaries include: Bay Area Legal Services L. David Shear Children’s Law Center and the Judge Don Castor Community Law Center, Voices for Children Guardian ad Litem Program, The Spring of Tampa Bay’s After-Hours Personal Protection Injunction Program, Mary Lee's House, Gift of Adoption - Florida Chapter, and Connected by 25.

The Law & Liberty Dinner has featured prominent guest speakers, including: Tim Russert, James Carville, Mary Matalin, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, Bob Woodward, Doris Kearns Goodwin, George Will, coach Mike Krzyzewski, Ben Stein, Terry Bradshaw, political commentators Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, and award-winning photographer Platon.

Planning is already underway for the 2018 Law & Liberty Dinner to be held in spring of 2018.

For more information, contact Foundation Executive Director Darlene Kelly at (813) 221-7774 or