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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jorge Hurtado

Jorge Hurtado has been an active volunteer with Broward Lawyers Care and Legal Aid for the past 25 years. During that time, he has consistently accepted new pro bono cases demonstrating his generosity and will to assist low income clients in Broward County. He has handled well over 75 pro bono cases, aiding survivors of...
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Board Member Spotlight: Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca A. Rodriguez is of counsel in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. Her practice focuses on state and federal litigation, appeals, and general compliance matters for corporate clients, financial institutions, and government entities.  Rebecca currently serves as special counsel to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority. She joined the joint Board of Directors for...
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Profile in Good: Katharine Huddlestun

Katy Huddleston is a Legal Aid attorney working on the Medical Legal Project in collaboration with Memorial Health Systems. Through the project, Katy works closely with healthcare providers at Memorial to identify patients with health-harming legal needs ranging from foreclosure to accessing public benefits. She seeks to remedy legal issues through advocacy and representation. Prior...
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Thank you for Cycling with Legal Aid Programs in Broward

HistoryIn 2019, CCLA began a fitness initiative in the hopes of promoting healthy lifestyles within the office, reducing workplace burnout and increasing employee retention.  Our employee-driven committee aims to build and sustain a wellness culture within the firm. CCLA’s first step towards this goal was the purchase and installation of a treadmill.  The purchase of...
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Holiday Adopt-a-Family- Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in making this holiday season just a little brighter for someone else. Every family greatly appreciated your generosity and kindness this year. Without you, many of these families wouldn’t have had a joyful holiday season.               We were able to help 30 families and...
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Profile in Good: Victoria Sexton

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is pleased to announce that The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to Victoria Sexton, Esq. Ms. Sexton has joined the CCLA team and will represent survivors of human trafficking in South Florida, which is considered a hot spot for human trafficking....
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Story of Justice: Taylor*

Taylor, a young girl, was trafficked by someone in her neighborhood. After this began, her relationship with her mother began to break down. Her behavior began to change; once a straight A student, she dropped out of school and began taking drugs. Her mother was unsuccessful in getting help for Taylor. Ultimately, an incident occurred that...
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Story of Justice: Jackie*

Jackie is a 16-year old girl who was a chronic runaway who had been conditioned to distrust authority figures. It is unknown when she began being trafficked, but she did have several traffickers during her time on the run and was even being trafficked while in the care of her mother. Like a lot of young trafficking...
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Story of Justice: Daniela*

Daniela is a 14-year old girl with a long history of abuse and neglect. Ultimately she was removed from her parents’ home and placed with relatives to live. Shortly after she was placed, her relatives also began abusing her and kicked her out of their home saying she had “bad behavior.”  A 14-year old child living...
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Letter from the 2020 Board Chair: Sherylle Francis, Esq.

To whom much is given, much is expected. Sherylle Francis takes that adage with her as she enters 2020 as the new Board Chair for Broward Legal Aid and Coast to Coast Legal Aid. When prompted to share some words about her upcoming role, she leans toward the future. Francis looks forward to a year...
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