Philanthropy and Community Involvement
The law firm of Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A. is proud to take an active role in philanthropic and community activities.
Jill S. Schwartz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice of the Comforter, the only non-profit hospice organization serving Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. The firm is the founder and host of the annual Bohemian Ball to benefit Hospice of the Comforter. The event makes possible the construction of the critically needed in-patient Hospice House to care for those who need a high level of care and who have no caregiver to assist them. No stand-alone facility currently exists for this purpose. The groundbreaking for the Hospice House took place on September 21, 2006. The 2005 Bohemian Ball was named one of the top 25 charity events in Central Florida and the recent 2006 event looks to surpass it. In addition to her service to Hospice of the Comforter, Ms. Schwartz also serves on the Advisory Board of Boys and Girls Town.
Both Ms. Schwartz and Terry L. Bledsoe devote countless pro bono hours as Guardian Ad Litems, acting as counsel for children who are in dependency and juvenile situations. Ms. Bledsoe has been honored by both Seminole County, Florida and the Florida Bar for her extraordinary pro bono contributions to the community.
Ms. Schwartz has worked hard to create a community and family-friendly atmosphere within the firm. In recognition of that dedication to working families, the law firm of Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A. has been awarded the distinction of being one of the Top 100 Companies for Working Families in Central Florida for the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Additionally, the attorneys in the firm serve in leadership roles and chair committees in the National, Federal, State and Local Bar Associations.