Alison Smith Expands Inspirational Program for Minority Students

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman attorney Alison Smith is joining forces with the Broward County Bar Association (BCBA) to bring the Ignite Your Passion speaker series to minority students at Broward College.

Ignite Your Passion will offer Broward College students the opportunity to hear from people of different backgrounds, from attorneys to doctors to tech entrepreneurs and beyond, on a monthly basis. The program is expected to have a mentoring component so students are able to receive one-on-one time with South Florida’s most successful people. Ignite Your Passion was designed to grant students a gateway to hear from leaders in the community, feel inspired, and open their eyes to what career paths are available to them, no matter their background.

“I’m honored to partner with BCBA on this important program,” said Smith. “When I was a student, I would have jumped at the chance to participate in a program like this. I hope students will take advantage of getting to hear first-hand from some of our community’s greatest leaders.”

Harold Prior, attorney and the first African American to successfully run for State Attorney in the Democratic primary, will kick off the program on Nov. 23, 2020 at noon via Zoom. Future presentations will be held in person once it is safe to do so.

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