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Cy Pres Designation Totaling Nearly $142,000 for Legal Aid Service of Broward County

(Geoff Stahl, Jeff Liggio, Anthony Karrat & Steven Jaffe) Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) is pleased to announce they are recipients of a Cy Pres award totaling $141,803. Jeff Liggio of Liggio Law, presented the check to Executive Director Tony Karrat and Board Chair Steve Jaffe on April 20. The award results from a case that lasted 12 years and contained litigation on behalf of a class of more than 65,000 Floridians against Heritage... Read More

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Announce 2018 Honorees on Law Day

Broward Lawyers Care, the pro bono project of Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), announced the recipients of their 2018 Attorney of the Year, Law Firm of the Year and Spirit of Justice Award at the annual Law Day Luncheon hosted by the Broward County Bar Association on May 4. These awards will be presented at the organization’s annual FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD event... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Goya Foods

Founded in 1936 by Spanish immigrants, Goya Foods, Inc. is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States and the premier source for authentic Latin cuisine. Combined with authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation, Goya provides consumers with over 2,500 high-quality and affordable food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America. Goya Foods is a proud supporter of programs, scholarships and activities that benefit families and children throughout the world.... Read More

Legal Aid Programs in Broward Host 8th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast Featuring Susan Eisenhower

Susan Eisenhower and Frankie Unanue Adele Stone, Susan Eisenhower, Anita Byer and Judge Renee Goldenberg Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida hosted their 2018 Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser – a Morning with Susan Eisenhower.  The annual breakfast serves to increase awareness and raise critical funds for Legal Aid programs in Broward County and raised $60,500. Goya Foods has been the presenting Sponsor since inception of... Read More

Stories of Justice: CCLA Against Domestic Violence

Monique* fled her home with her four children after her husband beat her severely. After accusing her of cheating on him, he slapped, punched, and kicked her while their children hid in a nearby closet. Her nine year old daughter ran to the phone and called 911. The arrest of her husband gave Monique and CCLA time to file for an Emergency Injunction for Protection. The husband hired an attorney to fight the restraining order,... Read More

Stories of Justice: Finding Success with Strong Attorneys

For more than a year, Legal Aid attorneys tried to negotiate a loan modification for Alice*, a single mother with a young child. On the morning the trial was scheduled, the Legal Aid attorney confirmed with the bank that she was prepared to move forward with the trial. Within the hour, the bank’s attorneys made an offer to Alice for a favorable loan modification. Had Alice not been represented by Legal Aid she likely would... Read More

Stories of Justice: Legal Aid for the Disabled

Jane* has a serious illness and partial paralysis which requires treatment and a level of care that can only be provided in an assisted living facility. Her costs are covered by payments made directly to the facility from Medicaid and Social Security. Although the facility was accepting payment for approximately three years, they claimed that her medical bill was not satisfied and filed an eviction action against her. Assisted living facilities are not covered by... Read More

Profile in Good: CCLA Attorney Berbeth Foster

Berbeth has been a staff attorney in the Senior Citizen Law Project of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida since July 2010.  She litigates consumer rights issues dealing with mortgage foreclosure defense; debt collection related to condominium fees, credit card debt, auto deficiency collection and others; fraud and bankruptcy.  In the last two years, Berbeth has rescued her clients from $205,000 of debt.  She also regularly conducts various community outreach events to familiarize... Read More
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