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Story of Justice: Sonya Survives Domestic Violence

Story of Justice: Sonya Survives Domestic Violence Background After a few years of relationship, Sonya’s* boyfriend Tom* started becoming verbally abusive. The repeated verbal abuse turned physical in May 2020, when after a discussion, Tom grabbed Sonya by her hair, threw her to the ground, and stomped on her cell phone when she tried to...
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Story of Justice: Marie Receives a $70K Repayment Charge from the Social Security Administration

Marie Receives a $70K Repayment Charge from the Social Security Administration Background Marie*, a senior, was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in 2008. Since she could not work due to her medical condition, Marie applied for Social Security disability benefits. After undergoing multiple surgeries and chemotherapy treatments, the senior felt well enough to go...
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Profile in Good: Dacia Medley

Profile in Good: Dacia Medley Dacia Medley is a Paralegal and Intake Specialist at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. Dacia has served as a paralegal and intake specialist in the Broward Lawyers Care Pro Bono Project since May 2019, helping clients seeking assistance with housing, consumer, and family law issues. Before her current position,...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Dia T. Colbert, Esq.

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Dia T. Colbert, Esq. Attorney Dia T. Colbert has spent over 430 hours volunteering her legal services with Legal Aid in Broward County since June 2016. She actively contributes her time to volunteer with Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida through the...
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Story of Justice: Carlos and His Disabled Wife are Served an Eviction Complaint

Story of Justice: Carlos and His Disabled Wife are Served an Eviction Complaint Background Carlos*, a 74-year-old Spanish-speaking senior, had lived with his disabled wife in the same apartment for twelve years and always paid his rent on time. To make ends meet, Carlos would wake up at 3 am every morning to work for...
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Story of Justice: Claudia Fights to Live Safe with Her Children

Story of Justice: Claudia Fights to Live Safe with Her Children Background Claudia* was married to her husband Ron* for almost 18 years before they separated. A few years before their separation, Ron started to become aggressive and violent. In one incident, Ron followed Claudia from her work event to their home. In a fit...
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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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