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National Pro-Bono Week Encourages Lawyers to Give Back in a Pandemic World and Beyond

National Pro-Bono Week Encourages Lawyers to Give Back in a Pandemic World and Beyond By Lauren M. Alperstein, Esq. As the world adapts to a new normal, while still facing the daily challenges of living in a pandemic, it is important to remember that many communities are still struggling through the lasting effects of the...
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Thank you Kelley Kronenberg and Justice for Kids

Thank you Kelley Kronenberg and Justice for Kids Thank you, Kelley Kronenberg and Justice for Kids®, for your INCREDIBLE generosity and support of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida! We are also thrilled to announce that Justice for Kids leader Howard Talenfeld will serve as an honorary event chairperson. Justice for Kids, a division of...
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Profile in Good: Aven M. Morrison

Profile in Good: Aven M. Morrison Aven M. Morrison is a Social Worker for the Children’s Unit at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. She has worked with Legal Aid’s Children’s Advocacy Program since its inception almost 16 years ago. Ms. Morrison is passionate about community work in the areas of racial equality, gender identity,...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Patricia Preciado

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Patricia Preciado Patricia Preciado, Esq. is Managing Partner at Patricia Preciado Law, LLC, a south Florida law firm assisting homeowners with insurance claims related to property damage at their homes. Ms. Preciado devotes part of her professional time to providing pro bono legal assistance to members of our community. Since 2016,...
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Tips for Avoiding Senior Citizen Fraud Scams

Tips for Avoiding Senior Citizen Fraud Scams According to an October 2020 report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), scammers are targeting more people over the age of 60 online than by the phone. The FTC also reports fraud losses totaling $388 million through the third quarter of 2020, a number that’s up 23% from...
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Legal Aid’s Community Economic Development Unit is Making Dreams A Reality For Small-Business Owners

Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s Community Economic Development Unit is Making Dreams A Reality For Small-Business Owners Under the Florida Community Development Legal Project (FCDL), Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s (LASBC) Community Economic Development Unit has had the opportunity to help build stronger communities by providing free and low-cost legal services to eligible...
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Story of Justice: Mara Escapes an Abusive Husband

Story of Justice: Mara Escapes an Abusive Husband Background Mara* urgently needed to move out of Broward County to escape an abusive husband. As part of the escape, she required a quick update to some previously executed legal documents, including her Designation of Healthcare Surrogate and her Last Will and Testament. Legal Assistance As time...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jaclyn O’Connor

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jaclyn O’Connor Jaclyn O’Connor, Esq. is a partner at the Law Office of Robert M. Bell in Hollywood, Florida, where she practices family-based immigration and deportation defense. A native of south Florida, Jaclyn has a passion for giving back to her local community. She has been active with the South Florida...
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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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