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Legal Aid Programs in Broward Announce 8th Annual Bridge to Justice Fundraiser featuring Susan Eisenhower

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida announce the 2018 Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser – a Morning with Susan Eisenhower.  Eisenhower is the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and is the CEO and Chairman of the Eisenhower Group and Chairman Emeritus of The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. She also is a widely respected author, lecturer and international security expert. The breakfast will take place... Read More

New Program Launched: The Florida Community Development Legal Program

Last year, Legal Aid Service of Broward County launched a new program in collaboration with Legal Services of Greater Miami to benefit nonprofit organizations. LASBC is proud to announce that this program has begun its statewide expansion, joining with Community Legal Service of Mid Florida.  LASBC Project Attorney for Affordable Housing and Community Economic Development Wendy Wilson and eight lawyers throughout the state collaborate on the legal representation of nonprofits engaged in the development/preservation of affordable... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law

Kelley Kronenberg is our newest Annual Sponsor, supporting the Be A Hero Annual Giving Campaign at the Defender Level. A national full-service law firm, Kelley Kronenberg represents clients in more than 25 practice areas and prides themselves on building strong relationships and providing high-level customer service in their communities. “Helping those in our community who are in most need is essential to the framework of the attorneys at Kelley Kronenberg. We are honored to be a... Read More

Profile in Good: Legal Aid Attorney James Heaton

James is the supervising attorney for the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project. The VPBP serves income-eligible military veterans, active duty service-members, reservists, and their families facing a variety of legal issues. James also serves on the Board for the BCBA’s Young Lawyers Section, sits on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, and is the project leader for FLAdvocate’s Veterans practice section.

Stories of Justice: Family Assisted with Education Program for Child with PTSD

Seven-year-old Adam* was adopted by his maternal grandfather after his mom passed away from a drug overdose. Adam was suffering from behavioral problems at school due to intellectual disabilities and mental health issues such as Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and exposure to domestic violence. Because of this, Adam’s grandfather wanted him in a more restrictive setting. After multiple team meetings and updating his Individualized Education Program, Adam was placed in a more restrictive environment at... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Sherylle Francis

Sherylle is the 2018 board secretary, continuing her family legacy of working to serve the needs of vulnerable members of the community. Currently an agent with New York Life, Sherylle is a former litigator and has experience handling pro bono matters. She is motivated by her favorite Winston Churchill quote: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  

Stories of Justice: CCLA First Same-Sex, Transgender, Divorce

Liz* came to Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) for an Injunction for Protection (restraining order) against her wife, citing written proof of physical abuse. The two were married in a state that recognized same-sex marriage, which at the time was not legal in Florida. After much consideration, the court granted a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection until further order. In the interim, Liz began the transition process to become a... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Profile: Jill Ginsberg

An estate planning and probate attorney at Ginsberg Shulman, Jill’s true passion lies in protecting South Florida’s elderly and incapacitated from finance exploitation and abuse. Jill has represented four Veteran clients with guardianship and special needs planning through the MISSION UNITED Veterans Pro Bono Project and has assisted countless others through advice and education.