Blog Posts

Story of Justice: Issac

Issac is a homeless man who visited our Family Court Self-Advocacy Program Office seeking help with his child support case. While living at a shelter, he received a letter from Department of Revenue stating that he owed over $40,000 in arrears. Issac wanted to get a Judge to review his Child Support case. The CCLA attorney explained that he needed to file a Petition to Enter a Superseding Order. However, since the case had been... Read More

Story of Justice: Dorothy

Dorothy is a 63 year old woman who wanted to divorce her husband, who had recently attempted suicide. Dorothy was referred to our office with the Florida Supreme Court divorce packet in hand that she had purchased from the Clerk of Court. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of forms, our Family Court Self Advocacy Center (FCSAC) attorney, located in the Broward County Courthouse, helped her sort through the packet and focused her on the documents... Read More

Story of Justice: Chris

Chris is a 64 year old Marine Corps Veteran.  In October 2019, he went to the ER and was diagnosed with cancer. He had to stop working and had no health insurance. He obtained early Social Security retirement but the amount was not enough for him to pay his bills. He came to CCLA for assistance and was assigned to a Healthcare Access attorney in the Senior Unit and also to the VALOR Project attorney... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Carla Roundtree

Carla Roundtree has been an active and engaged member of our Board of Directors since being appointed in June 2018 to represent the Urban League of Broward County. Carla is a community advocate; over the past 30 years, she has been involved in organizations such as the Parent Teacher Association, School Advisory Committee, School Advisory Forum, and the Urban League. Carla is passionate about helping her community. She has volunteered for the cities of Oakland... Read More

Story of Justice: Carol*

Carol and her late husband purchased a lovely home together. Like many seniors, Carol’s husband passed away before they formalized plans regarding their assets. This left Carol with a problem that had never crossed her mind. The late husband took out a reverse mortgage loan on the property, whereby Carol’s name was removed from the deed. After his death, the reverse mortgage company filed a complaint for foreclosure against the home. Afraid she would lose... Read More

Story of Justice: Peter*

Peter is an 80-year-old Florida Native and United States Marine Corps veteran.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and never looked back. Tragically, the next year the military discovered that Peter was engaged in a same sex relationship and sought to court martial him for “having engaged in homosexual acts.” In lieu of a court martial, Peter agreed to accept a discharge under “Other than Honorable Conditions.” This discharge deprived... Read More

Story of Justice: Edwardo*

Edwardo came to us for assistance with his Social Security disability claim.  After working for many years in restaurants he became disabled and unable to work in 2008 and qualified for Social Security disability payments. However in 2017 he received a letter from Social Security informing him that one of his doctors from 2008 was arrested and convicted of fraud. As a result, although no fraud was alleged on his part, Social Security voided his benefits and... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Annabella Barbosa

Annabella Barboza is a shareholder of Barboza Law & Associates, a boutique law firm specializing in real estate, probate, estate planning and business law. Barboza volunteers with our MISSION UNITED Veterans Pro Bono Project and helped develop our first Veteran estate Planning clinic. She has been instrumental in launching the NO PLACE LIKE HOME project assisting low-income families and seniors living on fixed incomes clear title to their homes. Annabella advances our mission and programs... Read More
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