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Legal Aid Programs in Broward Hosted 9th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast Featuring Nadine Strossen

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (June 20, 2019) – Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida hosted their 2019 Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser – Protecting the Ideals of Liberty and Justice for All with Nadine Strossen. The annual breakfast serves to increase awareness and raise critical funds for Legal Aid programs in Broward County.

Author of the acclaimed 2018 book HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, Strossen is a professor at New York Law School, immediate past President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and a leading expert on constitutional law and civil liberties. As the youngest and first female president of the ACLU, for nearly two decades she was on the frontlines in defending American ideals of equality and freedom. She continues to confront challenges to these ideals through ongoing leadership positions in the ACLU and other human rights organizations.

Twice named one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal, Nadine has a knack for making complex issues stimulating and accessible, offering useful strategies to promote our national aspiration of “liberty and justice for all.” 

The breakfast took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on June 7. The 100+ guests enjoyed a morning networking and coffee reception at 7:15 a.m. followed by a seated breakfast and presentation by Strossen at 8 a.m.

Both organizations work cooperatively with more than 120 area non-profits to protect and defend the legal rights of more than 20,000 children, seniors, veterans, homeless persons, domestic violence victims, unaccompanied immigrant minors, and persons living with HIV/AIDS each year.

Sponsors include:  Akerman LLP; Birnbaum Lippman & Gregoire LLC; Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC, Boardroom PR; Broward County Bar Association; Daily Business Review, Fiske and Company; Florida Power & Light; Goya Foods; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn & Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer; Shutts & Bowen LLP; Talenfeld Law; Valley National Bank; and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

Annual sponsors support Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida throughout the year. The 2019 annual sponsors include Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC; Broward County Bar Association; Florida Power & Light; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, Shutts & Bowen LLP; Valley National Bank; Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL. For more information about the work of Coast of Coast Legal Aid of South Florida or Legal Aid Service of Broward County visit www.legalaid.org.

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Legal Aid Service of Broward County is a not-for-profit law firm established in 1973. The 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. 

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. The 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 (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.