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B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellowship Announced

University of Miami law student Aaron Graubert selected as the 2019 Fellow

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – (June 25, 2019) –The B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 is pleased to announce that Aaron Graubert was selected as their 2019 Maurice Berkowitz Summer Fellow. Graubert spent a six-week fellowship with the Legal Aid Providers in Broward County, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (LAS).

Graubert is a rising third year law student at the University of Miami School of Law and plans to pursue a career in public interest law. As a Fellow, Graubert has had the opportunity to work directly with Legal Aid clients and attorneys, working primarily on immigration issues. He is proud of the work he did to help secure expedited citizenship rights to the immigrant survivors, and their families, of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018.

B’nai B’rith Justice Unit immediate past-president Louis Reinstein, Esq. said, “The B’nai B’rith Justice Unit is thrilled that we were able to partner with Legal Aid to provide the funds for a summer fellow. This was very special because the recipient this year, Aaron Graubert, has deep roots in B’nai B’rith. We established the fellowship to honor the legacy of one of the founders of our Unit, Maurice Berkowitz. By teaming up with Legal Aid, we were able to honor a great member of our Unit and help further the work of legal aid in our community. We call this Tikkun Olam, part of our effort to “repair the world.” We look forward to seeing the great work Aaron will do in our community and we were glad we could play a part in his education.”

For more information about Summer Fellowships with the Legal Aid Programs in Broward County contact mmalone@legalaid.org. For more information about CCLA and LAS visit www.legalaid.org

Annual sponsors support Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida throughout the year. The 2019 annual sponsors include Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC; Broward County Bar Association; Florida Power & Light; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, Shutts & Bowen LLP; Valley National Bank; Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL.

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Legal Aid Service of Broward County is a not-for-profit law firm established in 1973. The mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to the poor of Broward County so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low-income community and to encourage self-sufficiency. 

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is a not-for-profit law firm established in 2003 and funded, in part, by the Legal Services Corporation. The mission is to improve the lives of low income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation and empowerment. 

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) are 501(c)(3) corporations registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer services (LAS #SC-02337 and CCLA #CH19226).  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state OR VISITING WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

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