Profile in Good: Courtney Magnus
Courtney Magnus is the Supervising Attorney for the Economic Advocacy and Community Health (EACH) Unit at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA).
At CCLA Courtney represents clients in Social Security disability cases and supervises staff in public benefits cases including, SNAP, Reemployment Assistance, and access to healthcare.
The Social Security disability process is complicated, often making it difficult for the people who need these benefits the most to access them. I enjoy doing public benefits work because I can see the difference I am making in my client’s lives by helping them to get or keep the benefits they need to maintain their livelihoods.
– Courtney Magnus
Courtney earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Duke University School of Law with a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law. She developed her passion for public benefits work at Duke, by representing clients in Social Security disability and Medicaid cases in the Duke Law Health Justice Clinic. She also interned with the EACH Unit at CCLA during law school. Courtney was awarded the Duke Law, Class of 1987 Legal Aid Fellowship, which allowed her to return to CCLA as an attorney after law school.
Courtney is a member of the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar Association, and is VA accredited.