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Story of Justice: Brenda*

Brenda is a senior citizen living on a fixed income. She and her mother shared title to their home, and had lived together in the home since 1987, sharing equally in the cost of owning and maintaining the property. In 2013, they were facing foreclosure of the home. Brenda’s sister convinced her and their mother to sign documentation refinancing the home so that they could continue to live there. Instead, they learned later that the... Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Carlos E. Sandoval, Esq.

I joined the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Services of Broward and Coast to Coast legal Aid in 2017. As a lawyer, knowing that there are so many persons who do not have access to justice because of their lack of financial resources is frustrating.  The need is always greater that what we can do as individuals. LAS and CCLA are an answer to the need we have as a society to provide... Read More

Profile in Good: Stacia McCray, Esq.

Stacia McCray is an attorney in the Education Legal Rights Project unit at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. Prior to joining Legal Aid, McCray worked as a Guardian Ad Litem Attorney as well as a Public Defender in the Juvenile Division. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Florida A&M University College of Law in 2012 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Kristine M. Johnson, Esq.

Kristine M. Johnson, Esq.  has been taking pro bono cases from Legal Aid to assist low-income residents of Broward County for over twenty years. During that time, she has consistently accepted new pro bono cases almost every year, demonstrating her generosity and willingness to serve the community. She has handled twenty-five pro bono cases, helping low-income clients including survivors of domestic violence, military veterans, and abused and neglected children in the dependency system. She has... Read More

Unemployment Benefits for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Survivors of domestic violence should have the right to move on with their lives, to work and live in peace. But the threats, the stalking, and the violence which occurred throughout their relationships, often continue long after the Court has issued an Order for Protection. To truly protect themselves and their children, survivors sometimes have no choice but to terminate leases and move, leave their jobs, and flee from everything familiar to them and their... Read More

Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association Announces Summer Fellow at Legal Aid Service of Broward County

Nova Southeastern University School of Law student Nabila Rahim selected as the 2019 Fellow The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Broward County Bar Association is pleased to announce that Nabila Rahim was selected as their 2019 Summer Fellow. Rahim is spending 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). Rahim is a rising second-year... Read More

Story of Justice: Dakota*

Six-year old Dakota* was in jeopardy of being retained in 1st grade since the end of the first quarter grading period. Her mother contacted Legal Aid, and staff attorney Stacia McCray met with Dakota’s guidance counselor and learned that she was struggling with reading and was having trouble writing. McCray requested that interventions be put in place right away for literacy and language, and requested that an occupational and speech therapy observation be conducted. Because... Read More
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