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Profile in Good: Edwin Cordova

Edwin Cordova, Esq., currently serves as an attorney on Legal Aid’s Housing Team. For the past six years, Edwin has worked to help people in our community who are facing foreclosure, eviction and termination of subsidized housing benefits. He has worked with several programs such as Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA), HEART, Broward Partnership for Homeless and Victims of Crime (VOCA). He also makes presentations to other community organizations, speaking about housing rights,... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Brett Halperin

Brett E. Halperin, Esq. is an associate with the law firm of Wild Felice & Partners in Plantation, Florida. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, and asset protection. Brett was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2014. Prior to obtaining his law degree from the University of Florida – Levin College of Law, Brett earned his B.A. in Economics also from the University of Florida.... Read More

FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD MC: Chad Van Horn

Get excited… for the one and only Chad Van Horn to master the ceremonies at the 17th Annual For The Public Good! Honored as Attorney of the Year in 2017 and working consistently with Legal Aid programs in Broward for many years, Chad is the perfect host for the event to be held October 25. Chad is a bankruptcy attorney who has devoted his practice to helping those who face the stresses of bankruptcy, foreclosure,... Read More

FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD HONOREE: Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

The Law Firm of the Year award honors a firm that has a long history of supporting the legal aid programs and their clients in Broward County. This year we honor Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman for their long history of support and participation. Weiss Serota provides a trifecta of support to our organizations including financial assistance, pro bono legal representation and volunteer service to our organizations. Weiss Serota has made a commitment to... Read More

Story of Justice: Darla

76-year-old Darla* is a senior who lived with her mother, who passed away in 2012. The home was titled in both Darla’s and her mother’s name. After her mother passed away, Darla was unable to receive the full homestead benefit and her property taxes increased. Darla lives on a fixed income and was at risk of falling behind on her property taxes and losing the home in a tax deed sale. We coordinated with a... Read More

Story of Justice: Rachel

Rachel*, a 37-year-old mother of two, was referred to CCLA’s Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) project by a Hollywood Police Department victim advocate. The advocate advised that she had been seriously injured during a domestic violence incident. Rachel had been repeatedly stabbed, resulting in a 16-day hospitalization. Her hands were so severely cut that she had no use of either hand and was unable to complete the Petition for Injunction. The advocate brought her to... Read More

Story of Justice: Will

Will*, a 68-year-old senior, was being evicted from his subsidizing housing after he fell behind on his rent due to medical expenses. He was at imminent risk of losing his subsidized housing and becoming homeless. CCLA attorneys represented the senior in the eviction case and ultimately negotiated a settlement with the landlord’s attorney.  The senior received $1,000 from The Jim Moran Foundation Grant, which allowed him to bring his rent current, remain in his subsidized... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Arnold E. Nazur, CPA*, CFE

Arnold Nazur joined our Board of Directors in 2018. He currently is the president of Nazur & Associates, P.A., a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in the State of Florida. Arnold originally started his public accounting career in 1989 with McClain & Company, LLP, Miami’s oldest local accounting firm.  He became a partner at McClain & Company in 2000, where he remained a partner until starting his own practice in May 2002, primarily as... Read More