On January 15, 2021, at the NAACP’s First Coast Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Empowerment Breakfast, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” Terrell • Hogan attorneys, Leslie A. Goller and Leslie Scott Jean-Bart, received two of the four Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Empowerment Awards given at the event. These awards were given to individuals who have sacrificed and selflessly represented the community well.
Leslie Goller was presented the award for her many years of election work protecting people’s right to vote and have their vote counted. On receiving her award stated: “Thank you very much for this award and Leslie Jean-Bart’s award; I am honored. I consider Leslie Jean-Bart to be a younger, better version of myself and am so appreciative of her collaboration in protecting people’s Constitutional right to vote and have their vote counted.”
Leslie Jean-Bart was presented the award for her lifelong commitment to community advocacy, which has included elections, voter’s rights, social justice, and ethics to name a few. Her commitment to our community and to public service is a long family tradition, including her late grandmother, Mary L. Singleton. Leslie Jean-Bart stated, “I am honored to join Elder Lee Harris, Ronald Brice, and my dear friend and law partner Leslie Goller as a recipient of the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Community Empowerment Award. The challenges of 2020 have magnified the pressing need to advocate for equality and social justice in all areas of our lives. I remain committed to doing all I can to advocate for real, measurable change to further realize the dreams of Dr. King. Thank you to all of the host organizations for this kind award.”
Our firm is proud to support the good work of the NAACP First Coast. Congratulations Leslie Goller and Leslie Jean-Bart!
To see the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Empowerment Breakfast, go to https://www.facebook.com/naacpjaxfl/videos/779421979596423