Suzanne J. DeCopain, an associate at Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A., was a guest speaker at the Ebenezer Christian Academy Annual Luncheon in Fort Myers, Florida. She spoke about the need for afterschool programs provided by Ebenezer Christian Academy and how important it is to have such programs for children in the Southwest Florida community.
In attendance was Mayor Randy Henderson, of the City of Fort Myers, as well as Ebenezer Christian Academy Board members, and Keynote Speaker Dr. Michelle Cort-Mora.
Ebenezer Christian Academy offers programs such as English as a Second Language (ESOL) for adults and youth and Tutoring for School Aged Youth. Its mission is “To encourage each child to be a leader and not a follower; to mentor those younger than oneself; to have a love for education; and to respect one’s parents, elders and those in authority.” For more information about the school, go to http://www.ecaswfl.org/.
Ms. DeCopain concentrates her practice in the areas of affordable and public housing. Formerly, Ms. DeCopain worked for over three years as an assistant state attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where she gained significant jury and bench trial experience. She received her B.A. degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her J.D. degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she won best brief in moot court and held many positions, including Co-Director of the Pro Bono Society, Chaplain of the Black Law Student Association, and founding President of the Caribbean Law Student Association. While at Florida Coastal, she helped her clients in the Immigration Clinic gain permanent residency.
Ms. DeCopain can be reached at 813.314.4528 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.