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The Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award is given annually to an advocate whose actions exemplify a personal and professional commitment to making justice available to the poor and disadvantaged.  Robin S. Moselle, Esq., a partner at Rogers, Morris & Ziegler LLP, has been selected to receive the 20th annual Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award, which will be presented at the 17th Annual For the Public Good event on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Pier Sixty-Six... Read More


The Commitment to Justice Award was established by Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) in 2011. The award honors members of the community whose work reflects and embodies the mission of CCLA to improve the lives of low income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation and empowerment. This year’s recipient, Joshua R. Levenson, is a partner at Holland & Knight in Fort Lauderdale and manages the pro bono and charitable... Read More

Story of Justice: Roxana

The Immigration Unit’s newest addition, Jonathan Urrutia, spent most of the summer advocating to get his client, a mother of three young children, freed from immigration detention and reunited with her children.  Roxana was separated from her young U.S. citizen children and detained for over a month by ICE even though she is eligible for a green card.  She was arrested and turned over to ICE by the Martin County Sheriff when she attempted to... Read More

Story of Justice: Jade

Jade* is an infant who has been helped by Legal Aid’s Permanency Project. The Permanency Project assists to achieve permanent placement for children with parents, relatives or other caregivers.  DCF removed Jade from her mother because they believed she could not care for her due to her physical disabilities. Her Legal Aid attorney filed a detailed motion to return Jade to the mother, arguing both Chapter 39, the ADA, and Florida Constitution. Supporting documentation was... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Setnor Byer

Setnor Byer Insurance and Risk is a full-service Independent Insurance Agency with over 30 years providing attentive and concierge-style service to meet the insurance needs of businesses and individuals throughout the U.S. Their cost-cutting and creative insurance and risk management solutions further enhance the client experience and bring substantive value to the insurance transaction. Their extensive portfolio of A-Rated Insurance Companies includes some of the most respected names in the property, casualty, and benefits sectors.... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Meaghan Marro, Esq.

Meaghan Marro is a partner and founder of Marro Law, P.A. Meaghan practices all aspects of family law litigation and provides efficient, solution-driven outcomes in family law matters including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and modifications.  The attorneys at Marro Law P.A. recognize that family law matters require extra care and sensitivity, and they provide specialized attention to each client. This is most evident through Meaghan’s pro bono efforts... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Carla Roundtree

Carla Roundtree was appointed to our Board of Directors in June 2018, representing the Urban League of Broward County. Carla is a community advocate; over the past 30 years, she has been involved in organizations such as the Parent Teacher Association, School Advisory Committee, School Advisory Forum, and the Urban League. Carla is passionate about helping her community. She has volunteered for the cities of Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale, as well as for the... Read More

Profile in Good: Jessica Boxer, Esq.

Jessica Boxer joined the Children’s Permanency Project at Legal Aid in February 2017. The Permanency Project takes a creative and collaborative approach within statutory guidelines to resolve complex issues and barriers to permanency.  Jessica has practiced in the field of child welfare for over 10 years. She began her practice as a staff attorney for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services in Queens.  After several years of practice in New York, this native... Read More
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