ABOUT THE DINNER
The Hillsborough County Bar Foundation began hosting the Law & Liberty Dinner in 2005. Since then, proceeds from this annual signature event have helped the Bar Foundation provide local legal-related charities with more than $825,000 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, award-winning photographer Platon, and Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.).
The 2019 Law & Liberty Dinner will be on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. The featured speaker this year will be Henry Winkler, the Emmy Award-winning actor, author, director and producer..