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Story of Justice: Affordable Housing

Story of Justice: Affordable Housing In these turbulent and troubling times, there is a bright spot for some of the clients we serve, namely the addition of 48 affordable housing units for 55+ individuals. On June 15th, Crossroads/Carrfour began accepting applications for units at the Residences at Equality Park in Wilton Manors.  Applications will be selected from a lottery. The Residences are connected (literally) to The Pride Center so there will be integrated services for... Read More

Story of Justice: Children Escaping Abuse

Story of Justice: Children Escaping Abuse Background The attorneys in the Legal Aid Children’s Advocacy Project work very hard to ensure that their clients have the very best legal representation possible. The nature of the work is particularly challenging because the clients are children. LAS attorney Elizabeth Suttle recently handled a case that literally changed the trajectory for the young children she was representing. The Challenge LAS attorney Elizabeth Suttle recently handled a case that... Read More

Story of Justice: Mike the Vet and a case for PTSD

Story of Justice: Mike the Vet and a case for PTSD Background: While in the Army in the 1980s, Mike, an African American, was stationed in rural Germany transporting and guarding nuclear weapons to and from small German towns. The locals did not agree with the US occupying and storing nukes in their villages, so they protested the military presence. One day while returning to base, Mike was trapped in his Jeep by a crowd... Read More

Board Member Profile: Edward H. Zebersky

Edward H. Zebersky, Esq. A long-time supporter of our Legal Aid programs, Zebersky is a Martindale Hubbell AV rated Super Lawyer, recognized as not only a “Top Florida Attorney,” but one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. Ed’s practice ranges from traditional personal injury cases, to more complex litigation involving defective products, bad drugs, medical malpractice, insurance issues, hurricane damages, corporate disputes, fraud, RICO, malicious prosecution and constitutional law challenges. Ed has litigated and... Read More

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Rhoda Sokoloff

Rhoda Sokoloff, Esq. Rhoda Sokoloff, Esq., volunteers with Broward Lawyers Care (BLC) at Legal Aid to assist survivors of domestic violence to resolve their family law issues. She has volunteered with BLC for over 20 years. In the past eight years, she has volunteered over 100 hours. In addition to accepting family law cases, she has also volunteered with the Broward Lawyers Care Advice and Counsel Hotline to advise clients on housing, family law and... Read More

Story of Justice: Tamara

Story of Justice: Tamara Challenge: Tamara is a sixth-grade student who has an eligibility of Specific Learning Disability (SLD) on her Individual Education Plan (IEP). When Legal Aid received this case, Tamara was in need of academic interventions and struggling significantly in school. Assistance: After our Legal Aid attorneys got involved, Tamara was evaluated and now has an IEP with the necessary supports and services to help her succeed academically.  Why it Matters: Most recently, the... Read More

Story of Justice: Harold

Story of Justice: Harold Challenge: Harold was referred to Legal Aid through the Medical Legal Partnership, a pilot project that connects Memorial Health System patients with legal advice and assistance. As a result of a stroke and amputations, Harold has severely limited mobility. He was prescribed and provided a power wheelchair since he only has minimal use of only one hand. The power wheelchair allowed him to move about his living area with some independence,... Read More

Board Member Profile: Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen, Esq. Eric Rosen, Esq. joined our joint Board of Directors in January 2019. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified civil trial lawyer and founder of Rosen Injury Law, P.A. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a civil trial specialist, a certification held by less than 2% of all attorneys licensed to practice law in Florida. Eric devotes his practice to representing plaintiffs who have suffered injury or death as a... Read More
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