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Somy Ali to Receive the 2019 Commitment to Justice Award

Somy Ali is Bollywood actress, writer, filmmaker, model and activist. Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, she grew up in a home with severe domestic violence. Somy, her mother and younger brother moved to the United States from Pakistan when she was 12. At age 16, she moved to India to pursue a career in the Hindi film industry and ten films later, returned to the U.S. to pursue a college education. Graduating with a degree in Psychology, Somy established No... Read More

Debra Koprowski Named the 2019 Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year

Debra Koprowski, Esq. has been the Regional Director of Advocacy for Legal Aid Programs in Broward and Collier Counties since 2010. In that capacity, she supervises, mentors, co-counsels, and advises staff attorneys and paralegals in litigation matters.  In addition, she executes administrative and project duties for the programs. Prior to this, Debra focused her practice on Senior Law, representing individuals over sixty in foreclosure, eviction, and fraud matters at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of... Read More

Legal Aid Programs in Broward County to Recognize Honorees on Law Day

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 2019 Annual Recognition Awards. The awards will be presented during a Law Day Luncheon co-hosted with the Broward County Bar Association on Friday, May 3, 2019. The Attorney of the Year is Annabella Barboza, Esq., Law Firm of the Year is Shutts, and the Spirit of Justice Award recipient is... Read More

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Celebrates Earth Day with GO GREEN Announcement

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is pleased to kick off their paperless workplace initiative today in honor of Earth Day. Starting today, client files will be maintained electronically instead of hard-copy paper files. A paperless environment is supported by E-filing requirements in both Federal and Circuit Courts, and will replace paper file storage with a cloud based document retention system. In addition, a cost savings is expected to be realized with... Read More

Family Law Mail Solicitation

(from the Florida Bar News APRIL 1, 2019 letters) How often have you found out that a family member got a speeding ticket before they revealed it to you? Your intuition was likely borne out of the fact that attorney solicitations filled your mailbox. Now, imagine that you have been retained to represent a victim of domestic violence who has finally gathered the courage to leave a toxic, abusive marriage. Your client discloses years of... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Dia Teresa Colbert

Recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award by the Florida Supreme Court for the 17th Circuit Dia Teresa Colbert didn’t take the usual route to becoming a lawyer. After graduating from Boston College’s school of management, she became a paralegal, working with firms in New York and South Florida. She always had wanted to go to law school and open her own office, but work came first. So, over the course of... Read More

Profile in Good: Katianna Mazard

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is pleased to announce that Katianna Mazard, Esq. has been named Title III Project Director. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing CCLA’s provision of free legal services to people over the age of 60 in Broward County.   Title III programs are funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965 in response to concerns by policymakers about a lack of community social services... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen, Esq. joined our joint Board of Directors in January 2019. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified civil trial lawyer and partner at Kelley/Uustal in Fort Lauderdale. As a proven trial attorney, Eric dedicates his practice to the areas of personal injury, products liability, tobacco litigation, class action litigation, and wrongful death. He has obtained over $80 million dollars in jury verdicts for his clients.  Rosen began his legal career at the Office... Read More