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What you need to know about the Recovery Rebate Credit

What you need to know about the Recovery Rebate Credit The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021. The IRS will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on that date. The February 12 start date for individual tax return filers allows the IRS time...
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Story of Justice: Orlando Struggles with his SVE Class

Story of Justice: Orlando Struggles with his SVE Class Background Orlando is a high school student with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) under an Intellectual Disability (IND) eligibility. After a placement change to an APD group home, Orlando had to change schools and was placed in a Specialized Varying Exceptionalities (SVE) classroom under his IEP....
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Profile in Good: Brittney Parks

Profile in Good: Brittney Parks Since joining Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS,) attorney Brittney Parks has committed to fulfilling LAS’ mission – to provide quality legal services to low-income persons of Broward County. Brittney strives to fulfill her commitment each day as an attorney in the Special Projects Unit, where she engages in...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Vladymir J. Champagne, Esq.

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Vladymir J. Champagne, Esq. Vladymir J. Champagne, Esq. is a partner at the Law Offices of Champagne and Surin, P.A. where he handles immigration and family law cases. Vladymir has been a member of the Broward Lawyers Care Pro Bono Panel for over Ten years. During that time, he has volunteered over 100...
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Story of Justice: Carol Falls Victim to a Fraudulent Scheme

Carol Falls Victim to a Fraudulent Scheme Background Carol* was the victim of a fraudulent scheme. While being led to believe that she was signing up for a free program to help low-income people save on energy costs, she was tricked into agreeing to take out a loan for $8,000 to finance the purchase of...
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Story of Justice: Alex Gets Help with her Eviction

Alex Gets Help with her Eviction Background After losing her job and not being able to pay her rent for a prolonged period, Alex* finally received an eviction notice from her landlord. After doing some research, Alex contacted every possible organization she could find to apply for rent assistance. Unfortunately, she was not able to...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jason H. Haber, Esq.

Jason H. Haber, Esq. Jason H. Haber was a legal intern for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida’s (CCLA) Family Law Unit while he was still in law school. Since Jason started his private practice, he has continued to support CCLA by taking pro bono cases, including filing appeals for victims of domestic...
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Story of Justice: Ethel fights for Justice while Suffering PTSD, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks

Ethel fights for Justice while Suffering PTSD, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks Background Ethel* is a senior citizen over 60 years of age who suffers from agoraphobia, PTSD, depression, severe anxiety, and panic attacks. Ethel’s only income was $694 per month from her social security retirement benefits. The court ordered Ethel’s ex-husband to provide her with...
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Story of Justice: Cody Faces Eviction During the Pandemic

Cody Faces Eviction During the Pandemic Background Cody* is the owner of a mobile home. Cody had found himself in an increasingly difficult situation. A violent relationship with his spouse had set him on a downward spiral of depression, which had in part led him to a financial inability to attend his lease obligations. Unfortunately,...
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Story of Justice: Emmanuel Gets Unauthorized Plastic Surgery Charges to his Credit Card

Background Emmanuel* is an elderly gentleman from Haiti who speaks little English. One day, Emmanuel went to the doctor’s office, but due to economic hardships, at that moment, he was unable to pay the bill owed to the doctor’s office. Emmanuel was informed that he could apply for a care credit card to pay for...
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