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Tickling Giants

Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 pm

Please join Southern Legal Counsel, the Gainesville Peace Alliance, and the UF Law International Law Student Association on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm for a screening of Tickling Giants. The screening will be held at the University of Florida Law School, Holland Hall, room 382.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at: This is a free event and is open to the public, but a $10 donation is suggested for non-students. Watch the trailer:

About the film:

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef creates the satirical show, "Al Bernameg," which quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. But, in a country where free speech is not settled law, his show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Despite increasing danger, Bassem employs comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. Tickling Giants follows the "Al Bernameg" team as they discover democracy is not easily won.

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Reception at Annual Florida Bar Convention

Thursday, June 22nd

Join Southern Legal Counsel at the Annual Florida Bar Convention and celebrate our 40th Anniversary. The reception will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in the Royal Palm Ballroom IX at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. We hope to see you there. Thank you to our sponsor, Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

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40 Year Celebration with Morris Dees, keynote speaker

Saturday, October 21st


We are excited to announce that Morris Dees, pioneering civil rights lawyer and co-founder of Southern Poverty Law Center, has agreed to be the keynote speaker for our Celebration of 40 Years of Impact.

Known for innovative lawsuits that crippled some of America’s most notorious white supremacist hate groups, Dees was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal in 2006. He will speak about the importance of public interest law firms, like Southern Legal Counsel, that focus on impact litigation.

Southern Legal Counsel's Celebration of 40 Years of Impact will be held in the evening on Saturday, October 21st at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville. Tickets are $40/each or 2 for $75. You can purchase tickets online or send a check made out to Southern Legal Counsel. Thanks to our sponsors: Robert F. Spohrer; D. Ross McCloy, Jr.; Hon. William Van Nortwick, Jr.; & Alice K. Nelson.

Celebration of 40 Years of Impact Tickets

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