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Profile in Good: Crystal Weinraub

Profile in Good: Crystal Weinraub Crystal Weinraub is a Staff Attorney with the Permanency Project at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. Crystal represents children involved in the dependency system for all phases of casework, including client and witness interviews, discovery, investigations, negotiations, and legal research and appeals. “My mom is a therapist with Broward...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Madeleine Mannello

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Madeleine Mannello Madeleine Mannello, Esq. is an attorney at The Winston Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale. She also is the Chair of the Broward County Bar Association’s Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee where she coordinates community service and legal aid efforts among local voluntary bar associations. Mannello also volunteers her time with...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Rand Lieber, Esq.

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Rand Lieber, Esq. Attorney Rand Lieber is the owner and principal of Splitsville Family Law in Hollywood, where he draws on more than two decades of experience to assist his clients in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial/ postnuptial agreements, and paternity. As a former prosecutor and trained family mediator,...
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Story of Justice: Olivia, A Transgender Navy Veteran, Successfully Appeals A VA Claim

Olivia, A Transgender Navy Veteran, Successfully Appeals A VA Claim Background Olivia*, a transgender Navy Veteran, was having a hard time coping with trauma and injuries that she suffered while in the military. The Veteran served six years in the United States Navy as a queer male and during this time was regularly harassed and...
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Profile in Good: Andrea Crumrine

Profile in Good: Andrea Crumrine Andrea Crumrine is the Supervising Immigration Attorney at Legal Aid Service of Broward County where she manages the non-profit’s Immigration Unit. Andrea provides immigration assistance to eligible immigrants residing in Broward County in applying for lawful immigration status, work permits, and permanent residence. She also consults with individuals in jail...
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Anthony Karrat Honored with The Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

Florida Bar Foundation To Honor Anthony Karrat With The Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award The Florida Bar Foundation has announced that Anthony J. (Tony) Karrat, Esq. executive director of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Legal Aid Service of Collier County, will receive the 2021 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award during the...
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Story of Justice: A Family Broken by Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse gets a Second Chance

Story of Justice: A Family Broken by Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse gets a Second Chance Background This is the story of the Ortiz* family. A father and three children at first broken by domestic violence and substance abuse, but then put back together. John*, the father, was not stable as he had a severe...
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Story of Justice: Mario, an HIV+ Gay Man, Faces Cancer and Needs to Update his Advanced Directives 

Story of Justice: Mario, an HIV+ Gay Man, Faces Cancer and Needs to Update his Advanced Directives  Background  After receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis, Mario*, an HIV+ gay man, contacted Legal Aid Service of Broward County‘s Ryan White Unit and HIV Law Project. Mario requested urgent assistance in updating his advance directives and estate planning documents. This included a Designation of Healthcare Surrogate...
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Story of Justice: Mary Gets the Support She Needs for School 

Story of Justice: Mary Gets the Support She Needs for School  Background  Mary* is in the fifth grade and has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Specific Learning Disability (SLD). An IEP is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending school receives specialized instruction and related services. Nevertheless, Mary’s case still seemed to require...
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Profile in Good: Tamara Walters, Esq.

Profile in Good: Tamara Walters, Esq. Tamara Walters is the supervising attorney for Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s VOCA unit, representing clients in consumer law, housing law, and obtaining injunctions for victims of crime.  Tamara was born in Jamaica and migrated to the United States at the age of 6 growing up in Melbourne...
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