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Board Member Spotlight: Shawana Newson

Shawana Newson is serving her second term on the joint Board of Directors, representing the Broward County Commission. She has been employed by the federal government for over a decade, first serving as a Service Representative for the Social Security Administration, and now as a Claims Representative in Broward County. Shawana is a full-time mother of four, one of whom is serving in the Navy. She is proud to serve as a board member, explaining... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Thank you JM Family Enterprises, Inc. for your dedication and commitment to helping us ensure equal access to legal representation for all. Each year, JM Family Enterprises participates in our Broward Lawyers Care campaign by making a $350 pro bono contribution on behalf of each of the attorneys on their legal team. The Florida Bar Rule 4-6.1 advocates 20 hours of pro bono service per year and/or making a $350 or greater donation. In addition,... Read More

Stories of Justice: The Legal Assistance for Victims Project

Donna* had been in an abusive relationship with her husband for years. They have two children together. When the husband went after one of the children, she had enough. Donna came to CCLA and was helped in obtaining a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection. CCLA attorneys then represented her for a divorce. They were able to help Donna maintain the majority of time-sharing with the children and child support along with the car and... Read More

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Announce 2018 Honorees on Law Day

Broward Lawyers Care, the pro bono project of Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), announced the recipients of their 2018 Attorney of the Year, Law Firm of the Year and Spirit of Justice Award at the annual Law Day Luncheon hosted by the Broward County Bar Association on May 4. These awards will be presented at the organization’s annual FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD event... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Goya Foods

Founded in 1936 by Spanish immigrants, Goya Foods, Inc. is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States and the premier source for authentic Latin cuisine. Combined with authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation, Goya provides consumers with over 2,500 high-quality and affordable food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America. Goya Foods is a proud supporter of programs, scholarships and activities that benefit families and children throughout the world.... Read More

Legal Aid Programs in Broward Host 8th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast Featuring Susan Eisenhower

Susan Eisenhower and Frankie Unanue Adele Stone, Susan Eisenhower, Anita Byer and Judge Renee Goldenberg Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida hosted their 2018 Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser – a Morning with Susan Eisenhower.  The annual breakfast serves to increase awareness and raise critical funds for Legal Aid programs in Broward County and raised $60,500. Goya Foods has been the presenting Sponsor since inception of... Read More

Stories of Justice: CCLA Against Domestic Violence

Monique* fled her home with her four children after her husband beat her severely. After accusing her of cheating on him, he slapped, punched, and kicked her while their children hid in a nearby closet. Her nine year old daughter ran to the phone and called 911. The arrest of her husband gave Monique and CCLA time to file for an Emergency Injunction for Protection. The husband hired an attorney to fight the restraining order,... Read More

Profile in Good: CCLA Attorney Berbeth Foster

  Berbeth has been a staff attorney in the Senior Citizen Law Project of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida since July 2010.  She litigates consumer rights issues dealing with mortgage foreclosure defense; debt collection related to condominium fees, credit card debt, auto deficiency collection and others; fraud and bankruptcy.  In the last two years, Berbeth has rescued her clients from $205,000 of debt.  She also regularly conducts various community outreach events to... Read More