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Profile in Good: Aven M. Morrison

Profile in Good: Aven M. Morrison Aven M. Morrison is a Social Worker for the Children’s Unit at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. She has worked with Legal Aid’s Children’s Advocacy Program since its inception almost 16 years ago. Ms. Morrison is passionate about community work in the areas of racial equality, gender identity,...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Patricia Preciado

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Patricia Preciado Patricia Preciado, Esq. is Managing Partner at Patricia Preciado Law, LLC, a south Florida law firm assisting homeowners with insurance claims related to property damage at their homes. Ms. Preciado devotes part of her professional time to providing pro bono legal assistance to members of our community. Since 2016,...
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Story of Justice: Mara Escapes an Abusive Husband

Story of Justice: Mara Escapes an Abusive Husband Background Mara* urgently needed to move out of Broward County to escape an abusive husband. As part of the escape, she required a quick update to some previously executed legal documents, including her Designation of Healthcare Surrogate and her Last Will and Testament. Legal Assistance As time...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jaclyn O’Connor

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jaclyn O’Connor Jaclyn O’Connor, Esq. is a partner at the Law Office of Robert M. Bell in Hollywood, Florida, where she practices family-based immigration and deportation defense. A native of south Florida, Jaclyn has a passion for giving back to her local community. She has been active with the South Florida...
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Profile in Good: Crystal Weinraub

Profile in Good: Crystal Weinraub Crystal Weinraub is a Staff Attorney with the Permanency Project at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. Crystal represents children involved in the dependency system for all phases of casework, including client and witness interviews, discovery, investigations, negotiations, and legal research and appeals. “My mom is a therapist with Broward...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Madeleine Mannello

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Madeleine Mannello Madeleine Mannello, Esq. is an attorney at The Winston Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale. She also is the Chair of the Broward County Bar Association’s Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee where she coordinates community service and legal aid efforts among local voluntary bar associations. Mannello also volunteers her time with...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Rand Lieber, Esq.

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Rand Lieber, Esq. Attorney Rand Lieber is the owner and principal of Splitsville Family Law in Hollywood, where he draws on more than two decades of experience to assist his clients in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial/ postnuptial agreements, and paternity. As a former prosecutor and trained family mediator,...
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Story of Justice: Olivia, A Transgender Navy Veteran, Successfully Appeals A VA Claim

Olivia, A Transgender Navy Veteran, Successfully Appeals A VA Claim Background Olivia*, a transgender Navy Veteran, was having a hard time coping with trauma and injuries that she suffered while in the military. The Veteran served six years in the United States Navy as a queer male and during this time was regularly harassed and...
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Profile in Good: Andrea Crumrine

Profile in Good: Andrea Crumrine Andrea Crumrine is the Supervising Immigration Attorney at Legal Aid Service of Broward County where she manages the non-profit’s Immigration Unit. Andrea provides immigration assistance to eligible immigrants residing in Broward County in applying for lawful immigration status, work permits, and permanent residence. She also consults with individuals in jail...
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Florida Bar Foundation To Honor Anthony Karrat With The Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

Florida Bar Foundation To Honor Anthony Karrat With The Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award Plantation, Florida (June 14, 2021) – The Florida Bar Foundation has announced that Anthony J. (Tony) Karrat, Esq. executive director of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Legal Aid Service of Collier County, will receive the 2021 Jane Elizabeth...
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