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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

Board Member Spotlight: Tiffany Evans

  Tiffany has been an active member of our Collier County Advisory Board since September 2016.  She officially became a member of the joint Board of Directors for LAS/CCLA in 2017. Her passion for community service and helping others began at an early age. Upon graduating high school, she sought out working with and fundraising for nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, ACLU, and Amnesty International. She continued this path throughout college and her... Read More

CCLA Welcomes New Family Law Attorney

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is pleased to welcome Shayna Finkelstein to the Family Law Team. Finkelstein will be working with victims of domestic violence in Broward County. Finkelstein will be working under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Florida Attorney General’s Office. She will provide counsel to victims of intimate partner violence as a result of physical abuse, stalking, or sexual abuse. Finkelstein’s holistic representation will serve... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Valley National Bank

Valley National Bank is a longtime supporter and partner of Legal Aid programs. Serving the needs of local communities is at the heart of how Valley National Bank does business. They are completely dedicated and vested in success for our clients and are an amazing agent for good. We thank you. 

Board Member Spotlight: Annabella Barboza

  Annabella joined the Board in Jan. 2018 and is a shareholder at Barboza Law & Associates. Annabella is among a select number of Florida attorneys that are Board Certified in Real Estate Law. She is deeply committed to public service and has dedicated tireless hours to pro bono representation and promoting free legal clinics for the less fortunate in South Florida.