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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. 

17th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee CLE: What to Expect from a Pro Bono Case

Join us for a CLE panel discussion designed to provide information to attorneys about pro bono opportunities in Broward County. The session will include information about how attorneys can participate in pro bono legal work, and hopefully remove any apprehension about taking a pro bono case. A short overview will be provided about the type of cases available and where the greatest need is in our community. Panelists will discuss resources available to pro bono... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Kim Vaughan Lerner

Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP (KVL) has been a dedicated supporter and sponsor of Legal Aid programs in Broward since its inception. Both Jay Kim and Brian Lerner have served on the Board of Directors, and Brian and Robert Vaughan served as co-MC’s for the 2017 For the Public Good fundraiser. KVL handles business litigation. Their corporate and individual clients rely on them to handle contract disputes, employment disputes, non-compete, confidentiality, and trade secret disputes, arbitration,... Read More

Profile in Good: Andrea Montavon-McKillip

Andrea Montavon-McKillip joined Legal Aid in early 2017 as the Supervising Attorney of the Immigration Practice. Andrea is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar, a member of the Client Security Fund Committee of the Florida Bar, serves as Chair of the Distance Learning Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and serves on the Litigation and CLE Committees of the South Florida chapter of AILA. Recently, Andrea has been... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Jeffrey Wank, Esq.

Jeffrey Wank is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, P.A., focusing his practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation. Jeff was named a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2014 and 2015. In 2011, he was elected to the Broward Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors, where he served as Secretary to the Executive Board and moved up to President in June 2015. During his tenure as president, YLS was presented with the... Read More

Pro Bono Profile: Jesse Diner

Jesse Diner has been involved with Legal Aid programs in Broward for more than 20 years, serving on the Board of Directors, the Executive Council, fundraising committees, and in other high profile roles. Many may not realize that Jesse regularly takes pro bono cases, helping clients resolve their housing and consumer issues through dedicated work with Broward Lawyers Care. Most recently, he represented a client who is a full-time caretaker of a disabled child with... Read More

Hilary Creary Honored for Pro Bono Service

Attorneys from Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe counties and a federal judge were honored for their volunteer legal work at the 38th annual Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards in Tallahassee. Each year, the Bar honors one attorney from each of the state’s 20 judicial districts as well as one Bar member practicing outside of Florida. Also recognized are pro bono contributions for Distinguished Judicial Service, Distinguished Federal Judicial Service, Law Firm Commendation, Voluntary Bar Association... Read More

Legal Aid Programs in Broward Announce New Board Officers and Members

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Legal Aid Service of Collier County (LASCC) announce that Steve Jaffe, Esq. of Upchurch Watson White & Max will serve as the 2018 Chair of the joint Board of Directors. Board Officers for the 2018 term are: Vice Chair: Jeffrey M. Wank, Esq. of Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. Secretary: Sherylle Francis, Esq. of Sedwigck LLP Treasurer: Arnold E. Nazur,... Read More