FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (August 25, 2020) – Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) are pleased to announce the recipients of their 2020 Annual Recognition Awards. The awards were presented during a series of on-line virtual events August 18 – 20 through the organization’s Facebook pages at Facebook.com/CoasToCoastLegalAid and Facebook.com/LegalAidBroward. During the series of online virtual events, thousands of legal professionals, community leaders, and friends and families watched each honoree receive their award as they made brief remarks.
“The ongoing need for volunteer legal assistance and vital supportive services to the poor and disadvantaged affects the daily life of many people in our community, including veterans, seniors and families,” said Sherylle Francis, Esq., chair of the LAS/CCLA board of directors. “These awards honor those who recognize that need and have committed themselves to serving the community.”
2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS:
The Attorney of the Year Award presented to Edward O’Sheehan, Esq., a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP.
The Law Firm of the Year presented to Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law and accepted by Jeff Wank, Esq.
The Spirit of Justice Award presented to Anthony Adelson, Esq., the founder and managing attorney of the Adelson Law Firm.
The Commitment to Justice Award presented to Juliette Lippman, Esq., a partner at Birnbaum, Lippman, & Gregoire, PLLC.
The Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award presented to Chad Van Horn, Esq., founder of Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
The Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year Award presented to Corrine Lincoln, Esq., Information Systems Manager and Senior Attorney at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida.
Special thanks to the annual sponsors of the Legal Aid Programs in Broward
Akerman, LLP |Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC | Broward County Bar Association | Daily Business Review | Florida Power & Light | Kristen Goss, Esq. | JM Family Enterprises, Inc. | Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law | Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP | The Quackenbush Law Firm | Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow | Rosen Injury Law | Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk |Stearns Weaver Miller| Shutts | Valley National Bank |Van Horn Law Group | Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL.
ABOUT COAST TO COAST LEGAL AID OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is a nonprofit law firm established in 2003 and funded, in part, by the Legal Services Corporation. The mission is to improve the lives of low income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation, and empowerment.
ABOUT LEGAL AID SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY
Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) is a nonprofit law firm established in 1973. The mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the poor of Broward County so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low income community and to encourage self-sufficiency.
Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) are 501(c)(3) corporations registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer services (LAS #SC-02337 and CCLA #CH19226). All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or visiting WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.
CCLA is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grantee. CCLA is required to notify donors that our funds may not be used in any manner inconsistent with the Legal Services Corporation Act or Section 504 of Public Law 104-134. The LSC Act and regulations may be viewed at www.lsc.gov. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.