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B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellowship Announced

University of Miami law student Aaron Graubert selected as the 2019 Fellow The B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 is pleased to announce that Aaron Graubert was selected as their 2019 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellow. Graubert spent a six-week fellowship with the Legal Aid Providers in Broward County, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (LAS). Graubert is a rising third year law student at the University... Read More

Story of Justice: Betsy*

Recently, CCLA attorneys were able to assist Betsy* with obtaining Medicare benefits. Betsy was diagnosed with anterolisthesis, which causes severe pain and rendered her unable to move. She also was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and has an otherwise very complex medical history. Betsy was hospitalized three times in late 2017 and early 2018 for the back condition. She stayed at home for one week between hospitalizations, but due to the inadequate care and facilities, her... Read More

Story of Justice: Shirley*

Shirley* is a low-income and disabled senior who contacted CCLA when her husband suddenly stopped paying spousal support. For Shirley, the spousal support was her livelihood. Without it, she was struggling to pay any of her bills – including her rent – and was imminently facing eviction and homelessness. Pro Bono attorney Hilary Creary offered to take Shirley’s case through Broward Lawyers Care. After filing the necessary pleadings, attending multiple hearings, and participating in mediation,... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Jeffrey Rubinton, Esq.

Jeffrey Rubinton is the founder and managing partner of Rubinton & Associates, P.A. Drawing upon his broad range of experience, Mr. Rubinton provides his clients with individualized advice and counsel related to all aspects of insurance claims and litigation. An accomplished civil and commercial litigation attorney, Mr. Rubinton has litigated cases and represented clients, on both the state and federal levels, in matters involving first-party property claims, commercial property claims, class action defense, complex high... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Natalie F. Guerra-Valdes, Esq.

Natalie F. Guerra-Valdes has been taking pro bono cases from Legal Aid for the past six years. Ms. Valdes goes above and beyond in her efforts to give back to her community by representing low-income residents of Broward County.  In 2013, she generously stepped in to represent a client who needed help to defend a foreclosure suit. At the time, the case was in the middle of litigation after the client’s former attorney had to... Read More

Legal Aid Programs in Broward Hosted 9th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast Featuring Nadine Strossen

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida hosted their 2019 Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser – Protecting the Ideals of Liberty and Justice for All with Nadine Strossen. The annual breakfast serves to increase awareness and raise critical funds for Legal Aid programs in Broward County. Author of the acclaimed 2018 book HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, Strossen is a professor at... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Amber Goethel, Esq.

Amber Marie Goethel joined our Board of Directors in 2016 and has contributed since to our organizations in countless ways, from pro bono work, public outreach and speaking about our mission, to fundraising and special event support. Goethel practices in Holland & Knight’s Fort Lauderdale office in the areas of real estate, corporate and franchise law. Her experience includes representing lenders in closing a variety of real estate transactions and in commercial real estate lending workouts. She... Read More

Story of Justice: Cindy*

Our elderly client, Cindy, recently received proceeds from a reverse mortgage. Meanwhile, a 15 year old judgment surfaced causing $21,000 to be frozen pending garnishment in Cindy’s bank account. The bank garnishment threatened Cindy’s ability to pay her living and medical expenses. CCLA attorney, Berbeth Foster, successfully argued that exempt Social Security Disability Income of $14,000 had accumulated in Cindy’s account. Foster also worked out an agreement with opposing counsel to release the $14,000 immediately... Read More
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