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2019 B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellow Announced

University of Miami law student Aaron Graubert selected as the 2019 B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Fellow  Legal Aid Providers in Broward County are pleased to announce that Aaron Graubert has been selected as their 2019 B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellow. The Fellow will spend six weeks with the Legal Aid Providers in Broward County, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (LAS).  Graubert is a rising 3L student at the University... Read More

Story of Justice: Grace*

Grace* was searching for an apartment for herself, her daughter and her grandson. She was thrilled to find what she believed was the perfect apartment on Craigslist. Grace called the listing person’s phone number and she spoke with Mr. Smith who told her he was away on a business trip. They agreed upon a future date to meet to view the apartment. On the agreed upon date, Mr. Smith called Grace to let her know... Read More

Story of Justice: John*

John* is a senior citizen living alone in a home titled in the estate of his deceased mother. His only income is Social Security and he intends to stay in the home permanently. When John reported his mother’s death to the property appraiser, they removed the homestead exemption, causing a large increase in his property taxes. Through the No Place Like Home program at Broward Lawyers Care, a pro bono attorney helped John complete a... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Edward H. Zebersky

We are pleased to welcome Edward H. Zebersky, Esq. to our joint LAS/CCLA Board of Directors. This is just the latest in his long-standing and extensive involvement with our legal aid programs. Zebersky is a founding partner of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP located in Fort Lauderdale, and has been a long-time supporter of our legal aid programs.   Zebersky is a Martindale Hubbell AV rated Super Lawyer, recognized as not only a “Top Florida Attorney,” but... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Michelle Reichler

Michelle Reichler, Esq. is a solo practitioner providing legal representation in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County in the areas of probate and guardianship administration and estate planning. Reichler volunteers as a pro bono attorney with Broward Lawyers Care to assist clients in need of probate and estate planning. She focuses her efforts with clients in the No Place Like Home program, a project designed to assist low income people in Broward County protect their... Read More

Story of Justice: Nelly

Nelly* came to us because she was a victim of physical and sexual abuse by her boyfriend. In addition, she also had been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and had undergone kidney removal surgery. She was in constant pain and had very limited mobility. Broward Lawyers Care was able to find a pro bono attorney to represent Nelly. Since she was a victim of a violent crime, she was eligible to apply for a U-Visa... Read More

Story of Justice: Andrew

Andrew* was bogged down with debt, causing a cascade of other problems in his everyday life. He was so worried about the debt he was having a difficult time focusing on everyday matters, including job training and gainful employment. With the assistance of a legal aid attorney, Andrew was able to resolve his debt and associated legal issues, enroll in school, and move forward with his life. Recently, Andrew took a semester off from school... Read More

Story of Justice: Anita

Legal Aid attorneys have been working with Anita* since 2014.  Anita was terminated from section 8 by the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale due to allegations of an unauthorized person living in her unit. She is a disabled mother of seven minor children (ages 3-15) and she was hospitalized for bacterial meningitis and then later due to a stroke. The father of the children came to the home to care for the children while... Read More
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