Blog Posts

Story of Justice: Will

Will*, a 68-year-old senior, was being evicted from his subsidizing housing after he fell behind on his rent due to medical expenses. He was at imminent risk of losing his subsidized housing and becoming homeless. CCLA attorneys represented the senior in the eviction case and ultimately negotiated a settlement with the landlord’s attorney.  The senior received $1,000 from The Jim Moran Foundation Grant, which allowed him to bring his rent current, remain in his subsidized... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Arnold E. Nazur, CPA*, CFE

Arnold Nazur joined our Board of Directors in 2018. He currently is the president of Nazur & Associates, P.A., a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in the State of Florida. Arnold originally started his public accounting career in 1989 with McClain & Company, LLP, Miami’s oldest local accounting firm.  He became a partner at McClain & Company in 2000, where he remained a partner until starting his own practice in May 2002, primarily as... Read More

FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD HONOREE: Robin Moselle

The Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award is given annually to an advocate whose actions exemplify a personal and professional commitment to making justice available to the poor and disadvantaged.  Robin S. Moselle, Esq., a partner at Rogers, Morris & Ziegler LLP, has been selected to receive the 20th annual Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award, which will be presented at the 17th Annual For the Public Good event on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Pier Sixty-Six... Read More

FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD HONOREE: Joshua Levenson

The Commitment to Justice Award was established by Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) in 2011. The award honors members of the community whose work reflects and embodies the mission of CCLA to improve the lives of low income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation and empowerment. This year’s recipient, Joshua R. Levenson, is a partner at Holland & Knight in Fort Lauderdale and manages the pro bono and charitable... Read More

Story of Justice: Norma

James* and Norma* were married on July 4, 2014. Just 5 days later, they purchased a home with money James had received from an inheritance. Without Norma’s good credit, the parties would have been unable to purchase the home, which was valued at $100,000. Two years later, James was arrested for battery against Norma. As a result of the incident, she received a no contact order in the criminal case (battery) and was awarded a... Read More

Story of Justice: Ruth

Ruth* is a 64-year-old disabled senior who has been on Section 8 housing for 44 years and has a monthly income of $980 in social security benefits. Recently, she was notified that she needed to move because her landlord was selling the property. Ruth answered an ad in a local newspaper for a new apartment and paid a $500 security deposit to the presumed new landlord.  After paying the deposit, Ruth was never able to... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Setnor Byer

Setnor Byer Insurance and Risk is a full-service Independent Insurance Agency with over 30 years providing attentive and concierge-style service to meet the insurance needs of businesses and individuals throughout the U.S. Their cost-cutting and creative insurance and risk management solutions further enhance the client experience and bring substantive value to the insurance transaction. Their extensive portfolio of A-Rated Insurance Companies includes some of the most respected names in the property, casualty, and benefits sectors.... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Carla Roundtree

Carla Roundtree was appointed to our Board of Directors in June 2018, representing 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 Park and Fort Lauderdale, as well as for the... Read More