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Blog Posts

Story of Justice: Elaine

Elaine was our first Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) client several years ago. Elaine and her family were significantly affected by the economic downturn. Elaine lost her property in Georgia in a foreclosure proceeding forcing her and her family to relocate to south Florida to reside temporarily with family. Elaine’s husband was able to secure employment which enabled them to rent an apartment. In time, his work hours were substantially reduced, a hardship... Read More

Story of Justice: Issac

Issac is a homeless man who visited our Family Court Self-Advocacy Program Office seeking help with his child support case. While living at a shelter, he received a letter from Department of Revenue stating that he owed over $40,000 in arrears. Issac wanted to get a Judge to review his Child Support case. The CCLA attorney explained that he needed to file a Petition to Enter a Superseding Order. However, since the case had been... Read More

Story of Justice: Dorothy

Dorothy is a 63 year old woman who wanted to divorce her husband, who had recently attempted suicide. Dorothy was referred to our office with the Florida Supreme Court divorce packet in hand that she had purchased from the Clerk of Court. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of forms, our Family Court Self Advocacy Center (FCSAC) attorney, located in the Broward County Courthouse, helped her sort through the packet and focused her on the documents... Read More

Story of Justice: Chris

Chris is a 64 year old Marine Corps Veteran.  In October 2019, he went to the ER and was diagnosed with cancer. He had to stop working and had no health insurance. He obtained early Social Security retirement but the amount was not enough for him to pay his bills. He came to CCLA for assistance and was assigned to a Healthcare Access attorney in the Senior Unit and also to the VALOR Project attorney... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Carla Roundtree

Carla Roundtree has been an active and engaged member of our Board of Directors since being appointed in June 2018 to represent the Urban League of Broward County. Carla is a community advocate; over the past 30 years, she has been involved in organizations such as the Parent Teacher Association, School Advisory Committee, School Advisory Forum, and the Urban League. Carla is passionate about helping her community. She has volunteered for the cities of Oakland... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight

Rosalind J. Matos, Esq. accepts pro bono cases from Broward Lawyers Care/Legal Aid to assist low-income residents of Broward County with defending foreclosure lawsuits in order to save them from homelessness. During the past four years, she has volunteered over 240 hours, demonstrating her generosity and willingness to serve the community. Her work has helped families to save their homes through litigation and negotiation. Notably, she accepted three cases in 2016, and continued to defend... Read More

Profile in Good: Nicholas Ashby

Nicholas Ashby is an attorney with the Children’s Advocacy Program. Prior to joining Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Nicholas worked as a family law legal assistant with FloJam Legal, P.A. Nicholas earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law School in 2018 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida in 2014. Nicholas is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and... Read More

Story of Justice: Bradley*

Bradley is a Kindergartener with an IEP for Developmental Delay (DD) and Speech Impairment (SI). Bradley’s mother came to Legal Aid after she filed a Due Process Complaint against the school district alleging that her son’s IEP had incorrect information in it and that the school had failed to proceed with an independent evaluation of her son as requested. Legal Aid attorneys attended the Due Process Resolution meeting with the mother, at which time they were... Read More
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