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Gladys Gerson, Esq. To Receive Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year Award at 14th Annual For the Public Good

Gladys Gerson, Esq. To Receive
Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year Award
at 14th Annual For the Public Good

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (July 10, 2015) – Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) announce that Gladys Gerson, Esq. has been selected to receive the Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year Award. The Award will be presented at the 14th Annual For the Public Good on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale.

 

Gladys Gerson is the Supervising Attorney of the Senior Citizen Law Project of CCLA and has worked at CCLA since its inception in 2004.  Prior to that, she worked for LAS for twelve years. Barbara J. Prager, Executive Director of CCLA, stated:  “I am pleased that Gladys was selected to receive this Award. Gladys works tirelessly on behalf of the senior citizens of Broward County. The greatest demand for services of the Senior Citizen Law Project is from seniors threatened with the loss of their homes through foreclosure. Gladys pours her heart into her work, and there is no greater motivation for her than the opportunity to save a senior’s home.”

 

Bruce Rogow, Esq. has been a long-time supporter of legal aid, having once worked for Legal Services of Greater Miami and serving as Chairperson of Legal Aid Service of Broward County in 1983. A noted champion of civil rights and a highly esteemed law professor at Nova’s Shepard Broad Law Center, over the last 40 years he has grown to greatly value the importance of the role all staff play in advancing the missions of Legal Aid and Coast to Coast. It is in this light that he and his wife have established the Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year Award, a $1,000 meritorious award to be given annually to an employee from one of the two legal aid organizations in Broward.

 

The annual fundraiser will celebrate the magic of pro bono giving and honor members of the community who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to secure justice and change lives for the underprivileged and underserved in Broward County. An estimated 450 Broward County lawyers, judges and community leaders are expected to be in attendance, for what is widely-noted throughout Broward as the premier pro-bono recognition event of the year.

 

Proceeds from the event benefit children and families served by LAS and CCLA and enable both organizations to serve greater numbers of those in need.  A few of the many legal services provided include helping seniors and veterans gain much needed benefits, abused children in foster care, the homeless, children in need of special education, victims of domestic violence and families losing their homes to foreclosure.

 

To place congratulatory remarks or advertisements recognizing Gladys Gerson, Esq. or for more insight into sponsorship opportunities and how you can help celebrate, please contact dlange@legalaid.org or call 954-736-2429.

 

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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.

 

Legal Aid Service of Broward County is not-for-profit law firm established in 1974. Our mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to the poor of Broward County so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low-income community and to encourage self-sufficiency.

 

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) are 501(c)(3) corporations registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer services (LAS #SC-02337 and CCLA #CH19226).  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state OR VISITING WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

 

 

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