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Real Story of Justice: Olive*, an 85-year-old widow falls behind on her mortgage

Olive*, an 85-year-old widow falls behind on her mortgage Background Olive*, an 86-year-old widow, was quickly falling behind on the mortgage payments for her mobile home. Unfortunately, her son, who resided with her as her caregiver, had been hospitalized for several months because of health issues. During this time, several bills went unpaid, including the...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Ofer Shmucher & Shera Anderson

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Ofer Shmucher & Shera Anderson Our Pro Bono attorneys for this month are Ofer Shmucher and Shera Anderson from Shmucher Law PL. Between the two of these extraordinary attorneys, they have taken over 80 Pro Bono cases for Broward Lawyers Care (BLC.) BLC, the pro bono project within Legal Aid Programs...
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End-of-Year Giving: Max’s Garden

Max’s Garden Max*, a disabled senior, called Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), looking for legal assistance and told us his Landlord was evicting him over having a garden. It was difficult to believe. Even, when Max emailed us a picture of the Notice of Termination that had just been taped to...
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Board Member Profile: Elizabeth Walker Finizio

Board Member Profile: Elizabeth Walker Finizio Elizabeth Walker Finizio has spent her entire legal career giving a “voice” to those who need help fighting for justice. Committed to lending her legal experience to the community, Beth joined the Board of Directors of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) with that vision in...
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Story of Justice: Lauren* Fights for her Social Security Disability Benefits

Story of Justice: Lauren* Fights for her Social Security Disability Benefits Background Lauren* was getting Social Security disability benefits for mental health conditions and significant physical pain from injuries she endured from a car accident.  After a few years, Social Security reviewed Lauren’s case and decided she was no longer disabled and was ready to...
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Profile in Good: Ananda Balroop

Profile in Good: Ananda Balroop Ananda Balroop is a staff Attorney for the Family Law Unit at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). At CCLA Ananda represents victims of intimate partner violence and helps them obtain Domestic Violence Injunctions, and in Paternity and Dissolution of Marriage actions. Prior to this position, Ananda...
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Story of Justice: Mike* Gets an Eviction Notice

Story of Justice: Mike* Gets an Eviction Notice Background Mike*, a disabled senior citizen, had never been late with his rent at the apartment complex he lived at for twelve years. One day Mike got a call from his landlord letting him know that he had decided to move back into the unit Mike was...
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Board Member Profile: Anthony Quackenbush

Board Member Profile: Anthony Quackenbush Anthony Quackenbush is proud to serve as a Board Member of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). Tony’s extensive background as a personal injury attorney handling injury cases makes him a valuable asset to CCLA’s Board of Directors. Tony has tried more than seventy jury trials and...
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Story of Justice: Lauren Must Prove her Disability to Social Security

Story of Justice: Lauren Must Prove her Disability to Social Security Background Lauren* was getting Social Security disability benefits for mental health conditions and significant physical pain from injuries she endured from a car accident. After a few years, Social Security reviewed Lauren’s case and decided she was no longer disabled and was ready to...
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Board Member Profile: Berbeth Foster

Board Member Profile: Berbeth Foster In January of 2022, Berbeth Foster was appointed to the Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) Board by the Broward County Commission. Ms. Foster is the Senior Staff Attorney at Community Justice Project. She previously served as the Lead Consumer Rights Attorney in the Senior Citizen Law...
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