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Sponsor Spotlight: Blackhawk Investments and Berger Commercial Realty

The 550 Building, a Class A office building located in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s fast emerging SOLO District, is now leasing office suites and full floors. With its ground floor patio-restaurant and retail spaces and the highest parking ratio available in downtown Fort Lauderdale, it is ideal for law firms.   We thank Blackhawk Investments and the leasing team at Berger Commercial Realty for their support and participation in the 17th Annual For the Public Good... Read More

17th Annual For the Public Good Recap

More than 260 people came out to celebrate community advocates in the legal industry during our 17th annual  For the Public Good event. The event took place at the Pier 66 Hotel and Marina in Fort Lauderdale on October 25. The evening reception paid tribute to five outstanding community advocates who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to secure justice and change lives for the underprivileged and underserved in Broward County, including Robin... Read More

Story of Justice: Naomi

Naomi* experienced a traumatic and unexpected end to her long-term relationship and sought advice through the Ryan White unit as to her legal rights and options regarding her debt afterward. Not only did she suddenly find herself without the financial support of her former partner, but she was also without a home or any property. She only had the literal clothes on her back as he had dumped all of her clothes in the trash.... Read More

Story of Justice: Jane

Jane*, a disabled section 8 recipient, was denied approval to move into a condominium association after she negotiated a lease with the condo owner.  The association issued a letter in which they stated she was being denied approval because of her section 8 status and her social security income.  This denial letter was in direct violation of Broward County Ordinance Section 16 1/2 which prohibits discrimination in housing based upon a lawful source of income.  Jane was... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Peter Caspari

Peter Caspari has been on our Board of Directors since 2015, representing United Way of Broward County. He grew up in New York and enlisted in the military during the Vietnam era, serving in various duty assignments. Upon completion of his military career and honorable discharge, he relocated to South Florida. Today, Peter is the CEO and founder of the iReachAmerica Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community advocacy for our military Wounded Warriors, service... Read More

Profile in Good: Edwin Cordova

Edwin Cordova, Esq., currently serves as an attorney on Legal Aid’s Housing Team. For the past six years, Edwin has worked to help people in our community who are facing foreclosure, eviction and termination of subsidized housing benefits. He has worked with several programs such as Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA), HEART, Broward Partnership for Homeless and Victims of Crime (VOCA). He also makes presentations to other community organizations, speaking about housing rights,... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Brett Halperin

Brett E. Halperin, Esq. is an associate with the law firm of Wild Felice & Partners in Plantation, Florida. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, and asset protection. Brett was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2014. Prior to obtaining his law degree from the University of Florida – Levin College of Law, Brett earned his B.A. in Economics also from the University of Florida.... Read More

FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD MC: Chad Van Horn

Get excited… for the one and only Chad Van Horn to master the ceremonies at the 17th Annual For The Public Good! Honored as Attorney of the Year in 2017 and working consistently with Legal Aid programs in Broward for many years, Chad is the perfect host for the event to be held October 25. Chad is a bankruptcy attorney who has devoted his practice to helping those who face the stresses of bankruptcy, foreclosure,... Read More
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