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Story of Justice: Audrey Endures Verbal and Physical Abuse

Story of Justice: Audrey Endures Verbal and Physical Abuse Background & Assistance The verbal and physical abuse had gone on for years. Audrey* was first represented by an attorney with CCLA’s Victim of Crimes Act Project (VOCA,) who successfully obtained a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence against Sammy, the client’s husband...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Vladymir J. Champagne, Esq.

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Vladymir J. Champagne, Esq. Vladymir J. Champagne, Esq. is a partner at the Law Offices of Champagne and Surin, P.A. where he handles immigration and family law cases. Vladymir has been a member of the Broward Lawyers Care Pro Bono Panel for over Ten years. During that time, he has volunteered over 100...
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Profile in Good: David W. Johnson

Profile in Good: David W. Johnson Miami Law grad David W. Johnson has been selected for the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) with a focus on Elder Justice. The Elder Justice Program is a two-year EJW fellowship aimed at improving the national response to elder...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Lawrence M. Ploucha, Esq.

Lawrence M. Ploucha, Esq. For over 20 years, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) has relied on the legal expertise of Lawrence (Larry) Ploucha for guidance and support for its Family Law Unit. Larry formulates deferred savings language for Settlement Agreements and Final Judgments, drafts Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and handles complex...
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Story of Justice: Emmanuel Gets Unauthorized Plastic Surgery Charges to his Credit Card

Emmanuel Gets Unauthorized Plastic Surgery Charges to his Credit Card Background Emmanuel* is an elderly gentleman from Haiti who speaks little English. One day, Emmanuel went to the doctor’s office, but due to economic hardships, at that moment, he was unable to pay the bill owed to the doctor’s office. Emmanuel was informed that he...
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Story of Justice: Brittany Seeks Justice for her Rape During her Military Service

Brittany Seeks Justice for her Rape During her Military Service Brittany* joined the Air Force at 18 years old, excited at the prospect of a career in the military. Within a month, she was victimized and raped by the very soldier assigned to mentor her. She reported the rape but nothing was done, and she...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jason H. Haber, Esq.

Jason H. Haber, Esq. Jason H. Haber was a legal intern for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida’s (CCLA) Family Law Unit while he was still in law school. Since Jason started his private practice, he has continued to support CCLA by taking pro bono cases, including filing appeals for victims of domestic...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Nicole R. Topper, Esq.

Nicole R. Topper, Esq. Nicole R. Topper, Esq. is a Partner and Chair of Blank Rome’s Florida Offices. Since 2015, Nicole’s team at Blank Rome has taken 15 pro bono cases for Legal Aid Service of Broward County and the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project helping Veterans in areas such as landlord-tenant disputes, consumer...
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Profile in Good: Brittany Brooks

Brittany Brooks Brittany Brooks is an Equal Justice Works fellow with CCLA. Brittany’s project, Serving Our Sisters (S.O.S.,) will provide legal services to female veterans and cover different legal issues female veterans may have. For this project, Brittany will specialize in services for female veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma. As a veteran of...
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COAST TO COAST LEGAL AID OF SOUTH FLORIDA LAUNCHES MOBILE JUSTICE SQUAD

COAST TO COAST LEGAL AID OF SOUTH FLORIDA LAUNCHES MOBILE JUSTICE SQUAD The Mobile Justice Squad provides high quality free legal services for senior citizens of Broward County right in front of their home and at community partner agency events. Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is excited to announce the launch of...
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