The Lawyers for Literacy Committee of the PBCBA is dedicated to promoting literacy and a love of reading in our Palm Beach County communities.

For more information, contact the current chair or email pbclawyersforliteracy@gmail.com.


Brad Avakian | Brad@avakian.law
Jessica Latour | Jessica@romanolawgroup.com

Committees are a great way to get involved with your local bar association, network with your colleagues and become a leader in your legal community.

PBCBA is offering a new book club with one book per quarter that will be promoted to read, followed by a discussion about the book. 

The next book is “The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride, which explores the interconnected lives of residents in a diverse neighborhood, revealing the struggles and secrets of those on the margins of society, ultimately highlighting the power of love and community to endure hardship.

Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. live via Zoom. Registration is now available! 



On May 12th, the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee was honored with the Outstanding Community Partner Award at the 2023 Florida Literacy Awards Luncheon for their commitment and dedication to promoting literacy in the community. The Lawyers for Literacy Committee has been instrumental in supporting literacy programs for children in low-income areas and providing resources and training for teachers and parents. This award is a well-deserved recognition of their invaluable contribution to the community. [Photo: Jessica Latour]

On July 10, 2023, the Lawyers for Literacy committee hosted a book club meeting to discuss Easy Beauty by Chloe Cooper Jones.  Although it was a small group, the discussion was full of powerful insight, inspirational stories, and friendship.


On October 26, 2023, the Lawyers for Literacy Committee participated in Read for the Record which is coordinated by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.  Participants read to elementary school students throughout Palm Beach County Schools.  This year’s book selection was With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez, illustrated by Andre Ceolin. It is a story about a girl who has moved to the United States from her home in Central America, away from everything she leaves behind and longs for – especially her Abuela. [Photo: Kalinthia Dillard]