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Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Celebrates Earth Day with GO GREEN Announcement

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is pleased to kick off their paperless workplace initiative today in honor of Earth Day. Starting today, client files will be maintained electronically instead of hard-copy paper files. A paperless environment is supported by E-filing requirements in both Federal and Circuit Courts, and will replace paper file storage with a cloud based document retention system. In addition, a cost savings is expected to be realized with... Read More

Family Law Mail Solicitation

(from the Florida Bar News APRIL 1, 2019 letters) How often have you found out that a family member got a speeding ticket before they revealed it to you? Your intuition was likely borne out of the fact that attorney solicitations filled your mailbox. Now, imagine that you have been retained to represent a victim of domestic violence who has finally gathered the courage to leave a toxic, abusive marriage. Your client discloses years of... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Dia Teresa Colbert

Recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award by the Florida Supreme Court for the 17th Circuit Dia Teresa Colbert didn’t take the usual route to becoming a lawyer. After graduating from Boston College’s school of management, she became a paralegal, working with firms in New York and South Florida. She always had wanted to go to law school and open her own office, but work came first. So, over the course of... Read More

Profile in Good: Katianna Mazard

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is pleased to announce that Katianna Mazard, Esq. has been named Title III Project Director. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing CCLA’s provision of free legal services to people over the age of 60 in Broward County.   Title III programs are funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965 in response to concerns by policymakers about a lack of community social services... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen, Esq. joined our joint Board of Directors in January 2019. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified civil trial lawyer and partner at Kelley/Uustal in Fort Lauderdale. As a proven trial attorney, Eric dedicates his practice to the areas of personal injury, products liability, tobacco litigation, class action litigation, and wrongful death. He has obtained over $80 million dollars in jury verdicts for his clients.  Rosen began his legal career at the Office... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Kevin Rajabalee

Kevin Rajabalee, Esq. has a long relationship with the legal aid organizations in Broward. His support goes all the way back to his tenure as an employee at Legal Aid. After earning a JD from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2013, he began working at Legal Aid as an intern with the Housing Rights Project. He subsequently worked with three different internal legal teams as a paralegal. According to Kevin, “Legal Aid stood... Read More

2019 B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellow Announced

University of Miami law student Aaron Graubert selected as the 2019 B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Fellow  Legal Aid Providers in Broward County are pleased to announce that Aaron Graubert has been selected as their 2019 B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellow. The Fellow will spend six weeks with the Legal Aid Providers in Broward County, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (LAS).  Graubert is a rising 3L student at the University... Read More

Stories of Justice: Grace*

Grace* was searching for an apartment for herself, her daughter and her grandson. She was thrilled to find what she believed was the perfect apartment on Craigslist. Grace called the listing person’s phone number and she spoke with Mr. Smith who told her he was away on a business trip. They agreed upon a future date to meet to view the apartment. On the agreed upon date, Mr. Smith called Grace to let her know... Read More
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