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Story of Justice: Panira Healthcare Clinic

When Panira Healthcare Clinic, a nonprofit medical clinic in Naples, wanted to expand its mission to serve community members regardless of their ability to pay, it endured its fair share of deterrents. After nearly a year of delayed construction and problematic payments, Panira discovered that their general contractor was operating without a license. When Panira confronted the general contractor halfway through construction, he deserted Panira and left the organization in a tremendously vulnerable position. With... Read More

Story of Justice: Bryan*

Just when you think you know someone and their behavioral habits, they show you their true colors. This was the case for Bryan* and his long time best friend/mentor Coby*. Bryan contacted Legal Aid and filed a stalking injunction against Coby when their relationship took a turn for the worst.  In 2014, both parties met and developed a great relationship. With ample knowledge of Bryan’s life, Coby sought revenge against Bryan for reasons that are... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Michael Rajtar, Esq.

Michael Rajtar is the founder of Rajtar & Associates, P.A., a full service commercial law firm with practice areas in condominium and homeowner association law, as well as real estate litigation, commercial and residential closings, and commercial litigation. He was born in Hudson, New York, and moved to Florida in 1995 to attend the University of Miami School of Law. Michael is very active in our legal community. As a founding member of the Florida... Read More

Profile in Good: Janet Workman

Janet Workman, M.B.A., is a Paralegal/Case Manager in the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project at Legal Aid. She also has worked as a Paralegal in the Legal Aid Kinship program. On a daily basis, Janet speaks with Veterans who are seeking legal assistance to determine how Legal Aid can best help them. Often, this means placing the Veteran’s case with a pro bono attorney. Janet has been a Paralegal for over five years and... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Ed O’Sheehan

Ed O’Sheehan is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. He has handled 18 pro bono matters for Broward Lawyers Care and the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project at Legal Aid since 1999, including consumer, probate, housing and public benefits issues. In recent years he has represented seniors to assist... Read More

Veterans Day

The history of Veterans Day began on November 11, 1919 with the celebration of the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Originally known as “Armistice Day,” the spirit of celebration focuses around the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 following the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the ensuing six months of Allied negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference. Today, Veterans Day is a national... Read More

Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project and attorneys for Humana in Miramar team up

On October 17, 2019 the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project at Legal Aid Service of Broward County and attorneys for Humana in Miramar teamed up with Veterans Service Officers and the Department of Veterans Affairs to host a Veterans Benefits Clinic. About a dozen Veterans came through to received assistance with completing claims for service connected disability benefits and learn about resources available to them throughout Broward County. A big thank you goes out... Read More

Legal Aid Programs of Broward County to Host 18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser

Legal Aid Programs of Broward County  are hosting the 18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser to honor Howard Finkelstein, Broward County Public Defender, for his life-long commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and his career in public service. The annual fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. at The Signature Grand (6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317). “Now in its 18th year, this annual fundraiser celebrates... Read More
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