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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.

Profile in Good: CCLA Attorney Sarah Barker

  Sarah joined CCLA in 2009 as an attorney with the Senior Law Practice. She provides seniors with legal assistance and representation, and also gives presentations and advice on consumer issues & foreclosure prevention at local senior centers. Last year, Sarah was awarded a scholarship to attend the National Consumer Law Center’s Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Legal Aid Programs in Broward Announce 8th Annual Bridge to Justice Fundraiser featuring Susan Eisenhower

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida announce the 2018 Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser – a Morning with Susan Eisenhower.  Eisenhower is the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and is the CEO and Chairman of the Eisenhower Group and Chairman Emeritus of The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. She also is a widely respected author, lecturer and international security expert. The breakfast will take place... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law

Kelley Kronenberg is our newest Annual Sponsor, supporting the Be A Hero Annual Giving Campaign at the Defender Level. A national full-service law firm, Kelley Kronenberg represents clients in more than 25 practice areas and prides themselves on building strong relationships and providing high-level customer service in their communities. “Helping those in our community who are in most need is essential to the framework of the attorneys at Kelley Kronenberg. We are honored to be a part... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Sherylle Francis

  Sherylle is the 2018 board secretary, continuing her family legacy of working to serve the needs of vulnerable members of the community. Currently an agent with New York Life, Sherylle is a former litigator and has experience handling pro bono matters. She is motivated by her favorite Winston Churchill quote: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  

Stories of Justice: CCLA First Same-Sex, Transgender, Divorce

Liz* came to Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) for an Injunction for Protection (restraining order) against her wife, citing written proof of physical abuse. The two were married in a state that recognized same-sex marriage, which at the time was not legal in Florida. After much consideration, the court granted a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection until further order. In the interim, Liz began the transition process to become a male. When... Read More