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The Sun Sentinel Names Broward Legal Aid Organizations a Winner of the South Florida 2017 Top Workplaces Award


FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (April 13, 2017) – Coast to Coast Legal aid of South Florida (CCLA) and Legal Aid service of Broward County (LAS) have once again been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Sun Sentinel. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

The organizations ranked number 17 out of 40 in the small employer category and are proud to stand tall alongside our dear friends and supporters Kelley Uustal and Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman who also received Top Workplace designation in the same category.

The Executive Directors of both organizations are immensely proud to have a workplace that fosters such a high degree of employee satisfaction and respect. To be distinguished and recognized as a Top Workplace three years running, is a remarkable and sincere testament to the value based commitment and compassion shared among our diverse and dedicated employees who work tirelessly to benefit those in our community who need it most. Our employees turn some of life’s sourest lemons into lemonade for our clients daily, and they deserve every recognition and nod this community affords.

The actual rankings within each peer group (large, medium and small) were revealed at an Announcement Luncheon held at the Marriott Fort Lauderdale/Coral Springs earlier today, and will be published online and in print.

For more information about Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Service of Broward County, please visit  Annual sponsors of CCLA and LAS include CopyScan Technologies; Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, PL; Florida Power & Light; Kelley/Uustal; Kim Vaughan Lerner, LLP; Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen, P.A.; Scott D. Owens, P.A.; Talenfeld Law; US Legal Support; Valley National Bank and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.




Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is a 501(c)(3) 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 a 501(c)(3) 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 Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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