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Local Law Firm Sponsoring Back to School Event Benefiting Inner-City Youth

UPublish story by Tom Liebrecht

The Akron, Ohio law firm of Slater & Zurz LLP is a proud sponsor of the 6th Annual “I Know I Can” Back-2-School Drive on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The event is presented by The Young Black Professionals Coalition (YBPC) and will be held at Deon’s Grooming Lounge located at 926 E. Tallmadge Avenue in Akron. The purpose of the back- to-school drive is to prepare inner-city youth for the upcoming school year.

“We are grateful to have Slater & Zurz LLP as a partner”, said Eric Fletcher, co-founder of the YBPC. “Our goal this year is to deliver 1,000 children with backpacks and school supplies. The assistance provided by our sponsors and the community is critical in achieving that goal”, he added.

The back-to-school drive will be held from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The event will showcase a variety of community resources including utility and housing assistance, job placement and secondary education enrollment. Free haircuts will be offered to young men and free nail styling will be available for young women. Additional details about this event can be found on the Young Black Professionals Coalition’s website at or by calling (330) 701-8327.

About Slater & Zurz LLP

Slater & Zurz LLP is an Ohio law firm of highly experienced and respected attorneys. Over the last 40 years, the law firm has developed a reputation for getting positive results for clients in all types of legal cases big and small. The law firm has delivered clients more than $150,000,000 in verdicts and settlements. To contact Slater & Zurz LLP, please call (330) 762-0700 or visit the website at

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