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.
Plantation, Florida (October 15, 2020) – Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Justice Squad, a mobile division of its high quality free civil legal services. The Mobile Justice Squad is now available to provide critical legal services for senior citizens of Broward County
Geraldine DeBianchi, Esq. will lead the Mobile Justice Squad and provide legal services for homebound seniors or those seniors with limited mobility. Legal services offered through the Mobile Justice Squad include but are not limited to health and public benefits, housing and foreclosure defense, domestic violence and financial exploitation, consumer fraud, and naturalization.
“With the Mobile Justice Squad, we are bringing our resources and services out on the road to the most vulnerable,” said Patrice Paldino, Executive Director of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. “This initiative is an integral part of what we can do to continue our mission to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation, and education to those who need it.”
The sprinter van turned Mobile Justice Squad was transformed into a working office for the attorneys providing legal aid services on-the-go. The van underwent several modifications to the interior including a desk securely fastened to the floor of the van, and is equipped with WiFi and electric for a computer, printer/copier/scanner. Alterations to the project have been made in response to COVID to allow social distancing through a plexiglass shield while still providing quality service. Attorneys will be able to screen clients, review legal issues, prepare, scan and copy documents all in one visit, eliminating the need for clients to travel to the office or send documents through the mail.
To obtain access to the Mobile Justice Squad, individuals or community organizations should call 954-736-2400. Eligible senior citizens (60+ years old) can make an appointment and the Mobile Justice Squad will then arrive at their location.
Funding for this innovative project was generously provided by the American Bar Endowment and The Jim Moran Foundation.
Annual Sponsors of CCLA include: Akerman, LLP, Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC, Broward County Bar Association, Daily Business Review, Florida Power & Light, Kristen Goss, Esq., JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law, Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP, The Quackenbush Law Firm, Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow, Rosen Injury Law, Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, Stearns Weaver Miller, Shutts, Valley National Bank, Van Horn Law Group, and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL.
Aimee Adler Cooke
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Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is a not-for-profit law firm established in 2003 and funded, in part, by the Legal Services Corporation. Our mission is to improve the lives of low income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation and empowerment. http://www.coasttocoastlegalaid.org/
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