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Stories of Justice: Monica*

Monica* was in desperate need of food for her  family and applied for SNAP benefits (food stamps) during Hurricane Irma. SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the program formerly known as food stamps. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) administers this program that helps families in need stretch their food budgets and buy healthy food. DCF alleged that Monica had fraudulently applied for SNAP assistance due to an error she made on... Read More

Stories of Justice: Tommy*

Tommy* is a 72 year old 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran. He came to us for assistance after the Veteran’s Administration (VA) mistakenly cut off his disability check due to an alleged “fleeing felon” status. The VA also charged Tommy with more than $35,000 in alleged over payments they had made to him. Without his VA disability check, Tommy was at risk of losing his home. Meanwhile both his water and electricity were shut off. CCLA... Read More

Stories of Justice: John*

John* is a senior citizen living alone in a home titled in the estate of his deceased mother. His only income is Social Security and he intends to stay in the home permanently. When John reported his mother’s death to the property appraiser, they removed the homestead exemption, causing a large increase in his property taxes. Through the No Place Like Home program at Broward Lawyers Care, a pro bono attorney helped John complete a... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Edward H. Zebersky

We are pleased to welcome Edward H. Zebersky, Esq. to our joint LAS/CCLA Board of Directors. This is just the latest in his long-standing and extensive involvement with our legal aid programs. Zebersky is a founding partner of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP located in Fort Lauderdale, and has been a long-time supporter of our legal aid programs.   Zebersky is a Martindale Hubbell AV rated Super Lawyer, recognized as not only a “Top Florida Attorney,” but... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Michelle Reichler

Michelle Reichler, Esq. is a solo practitioner providing legal representation in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County in the areas of probate and guardianship administration and estate planning. Reichler volunteers as a pro bono attorney with Broward Lawyers Care to assist clients in need of probate and estate planning. She focuses her efforts with clients in the No Place Like Home program, a project designed to assist low income people in Broward County protect their... Read More

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Names Corrine Lincoln as Information Systems Manager

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is pleased to announce that Corrine Lincoln, Esq. has been named the Information Systems Manager. As the Information Systems Manager, Lincoln will provide critical leadership in bringing technology projects to fruition and enhancing the organization’s IT team. She will work closely with the Director of IT and the Chief Innovation Officer to implement new projects, starting with the roll out of an online intake system underwritten... Read More

Stories of Justice: Henry

Henry* is a 53 year-old man who moved to Florida from New England. Prior to his move, he had a home health care aid because he suffered from debilitating chronic pain and was not able to care for himself. Although he was receiving Social Security Disability and Medicare funds, he didn’t know how to access the needed services here in Broward County. CCLA’s healthcare access attorney was able to assist Henry by coordinating and arranging for... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Edward O’Sheehan

We are pleased to welcome Edward O’Sheehan, Esq. to our joint LAS/CCLA Board of Directors. This is just the latest in his long-standing and extensive involvement with our legal aid programs. He has mentored our attorneys, testified for attorney fee cases, handled pro bono cases, and is actively involved with the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project. O’Sheehan is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a... Read More