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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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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: James Bishop

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: James Bishop James Bishop has been an active volunteer attorney with Legal Aid’s Broward Lawyers Care (BLC) for the past two years, during which he has handled seven pro bono cases. His pro bono work has benefitted individuals in need, primarily in the area of housing. He recently resolved a lien...
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Story of Justice: Marla’s Ex-Boyfriend is Stalking Her

Story of Justice: Marla’s Ex-Boyfriend is Stalking Her Background Marla* is a waitress in her 20’s trying to move ahead in life. She had a relationship with David* for about a year, but after noticing increasingly abusive behaviors from him, she decided to end the relationship. From there, David started stalking Marla and threatening to...
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Profile in Good: Courtney Magnus

Profile in Good: Courtney Magnus Courtney Magnus is the Supervising Attorney for the Economic Advocacy and Community Health (EACH) Unit at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). At CCLA Courtney represents clients in Social Security disability cases and supervises staff in public benefits cases including, SNAP, Reemployment Assistance, and access to healthcare....
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