BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer
ST. PETERSBURG –The annual LawFest Workshop and Community Fair celebrated its 14th year of putting various legal tools within the reach of the everyday citizen. This year’s event took place at the Enoch Davis Center Saturday, Oct. 28.
LawFest founder Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter, a grassroots activist, said the workshop came about when she heard many people in the community expressing the need for legal advice but did not know where to start acquiring consultation.
“One day the Spirit spoke to me and said ‘LawFest,’” explained Lassiter, who stated that she was initially stunned by the experience, but it was not long before she connected the dots.
She and former Mayor Bill Foster, who is an attorney, would set up shop at Shirley’s Soul Food Restaurant and anyone who would purchase breakfast from the restaurant would get free legal advice.