Profile in Good: Ananda Balroop
At CCLA Ananda represents victims of intimate partner violence and helps them obtain Domestic Violence Injunctions, and in Paternity and Dissolution of Marriage actions. Prior to this position, Ananda was a paralegal for CCLA’s RISE unit (Rights in Systems Enforced) working with victims of crime – a project made possible by a sub grant from the National Crime Victim Law Institute.
Ananda discovered her passion for family law while participating as a Certified Legal Intern in the Children and Families Law Clinic at Nova’s Shepard Broad College of Law.
With keeping children and families who need legal support in mind, Ananda began her time with Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida as a Legal Intern with the Family Law Unit. It was here that she worked closely with pro se litigants at the Family Court Self Advocacy Center, assisting hundreds of self-represented litigants with completing complicated family law forms and providing them with information and resources about the legal process. Ananda also implemented a procedure to quantify survey data reported by pro se litigants.
Ananda Balroop began her legal journey at Florida Atlantic University where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with honors in the major. She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law where she graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree in 2017. In the height of the pandemic, in April 2020, Ananda was sworn into the Florida Bar.