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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Manju Kalidindi

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Manju Kalidindi Manju Kalidindi has been an active volunteer attorney with Legal Aid’s Broward Lawyers Care (BLC) for the past fourteen years, during which she has handled thirteen pro bono cases. Her pro bono work has benefitted survivors of domestic violence and other crimes in their immigration matters, enabling survivors of...
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Story of Justice: Constance Files an Appeal with the DEO

Constance Files an Appeal with the DEO Background Constance* is 40 year-old-mother of four who collected unemployment compensation after her employer sent her home in early 2020 due to COVID-19. Constance later received a letter from the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) stating that she had an overpayment of state unemployment benefits of approximately $3,000....
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Board Member Profile: Travis Ruane

Board Member Profile: Travis Ruane Being from a small town, Travis Ruane knows the importance and how much of an impact a non-profit resource has on a community. He was looking to get involved with organizations that make a real difference when a colleague approached him about an open board position with Coast to Coast...
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Story of Justice: Sandra Social Security is Affected by Her Ex-Husband

Story of Justice: Sandra Social Security is Affected by Her Ex-Husband Background Sandra*, a 75-year-old senior, noticed an envelope from Social Security in her mail. She was surprised to see that this was a notice of overpayment, stating she had been overpaid $16,000 in social security benefits. Sandra contacted Social Security, which claimed this was...
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Profile in Good: Cindy Woodward

Profile in Good: Cindy Woodward Cindy Woodward is a Senior Attorney at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). Cindy joined CCLA in 1990 and has since devoted her entire career to helping those in the community who are less fortunate. As a Family Law Attorney in CCLA’s Family Law Unit, Cindy assists...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Hilary Creary, Esq.

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Hilary Creary Hilary Creary has been volunteering with Legal Aid Programs in Broward since 1998. During this time, she has assisted over 75 clients, mostly helping survivors of domestic violence to resolve their family law issues. Hilary has also volunteered with the Legal Aid Telephone Advice and Counsel Hotline since 2017....
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Legal Aid Programs of Broward County 18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (November 14, 2019) – Legal Aid Programs of Broward County hosted the 18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser on November 14, 2019 at Signature Grand.  More than 360 people attended to honor Howard Finkelstein, Broward County Public Defender, for his life-long commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and his...
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Story of Justice: Laura*

Laura has been the victim of domestic violence. She endured regular abuse during her relationship and finally separated from her abuser in 2018. Unfortunately, even after the separation, her ex-boyfriend continued to abuse and stalk her. She has two children; one child’s father is her abuser. Both children were present for the abuse and were...
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Profile in Good: Jeff Hittleman

Jeff Hittleman is an attorney with the Senior Citizen Law Project at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. He handles housing, consumer, and domestic violence cases for seniors. Jeff is also the lead attorney on the Jim Moran Foundation Grant, which has helped prevent over 150 seniors from becoming homeless in the last...
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Legal Aid Programs of Broward County to Host 18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (October 7, 2019) – Legal Aid Programs of Broward County  are hosting the 18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser to honor Howard Finkelstein, Broward County Public Defender, for his life-long commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and his career in public service. The annual fundraiser will be held on...
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