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Story of Justice: Alex Gets a School Equipped for his Special Needs

Story of Justice: Alex* Gets a School Equipped for his Special Needs Background Alex* is a thirteen-year-old diagnosed with Autism and Language Impairment. Alex had been recently enrolled at a school which was unequipped to handle his needs. During an IEP Meeting at school, many negative comments were made by school staff to Alex’s father....
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Profile in Good: Erin Hantman Weiss

Profile in Good: Erin Hantman Weiss Erin Hantman Weiss has been with Legal Aid Service of Broward County since March of 2018. Erin is currently part of Legal Aid’s Community Economic Development (CED) Unit, where she provides a variety of transactional legal services to small businesses serving low-to-moderate income areas. In her role with the...
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Legal Aid Service of Broward and Collier Counties Receives Cy Pres Award

Legal Aid Service of Broward and Collier Counties Receives Cy Pres Award Legal Aid Service of Broward and Collier County (LAS) has received a Cy Pres award in the amount of $350,000. The award was a result of the work of recently named Attorney of the Year, Jay Cohen, a senior partner at Cohen, Blostein...
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Story of Justice: Broward Community ID

Story of Justice: Broward Community ID Background In 2021, Broward County passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of Community IDs to Broward residents. The Broward Community ID is a document that helps Broward residents better identify themselves to law enforcement, schools, banks, health centers, city departments, and social service agencies, as well as to participate...
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Profile in Good: Ivan Parra

Profile in Good: Ivan Parra Ivan Parra is the Broward Community ID Program Manager at Broward Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS). In 2021, the Broward Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of Community IDs to Broward residents. In his position at LAS, Mr. Parra was in charge of developing...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: James Bishop

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: James Bishop James Bishop has been an active volunteer attorney with Legal Aid’s Broward Lawyers Care (BLC) for the past two years, during which he has handled seven pro bono cases. His pro bono work has benefitted individuals in need, primarily in the area of housing. He recently resolved a lien...
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Story of Justice: Tania Fights a Garnishment Order

Story of Justice: Tania Fights a Garnishment Order Background Tania* is a cook in a pre-school cafeteria. She was of very humble means and suffered from high blood pressure. Her landlord had recently sold her home and gave her some time to move. One day, Tania got the news that the court ordered a garnishment...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Manju Kalidindi

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Manju Kalidindi Manju Kalidindi has been an active volunteer attorney with Legal Aid’s Broward Lawyers Care (BLC) for the past fourteen years, during which she has handled thirteen pro bono cases. Her pro bono work has benefitted survivors of domestic violence and other crimes in their immigration matters, enabling survivors of...
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Board Member Profile: Juliette Lippman, Esq.

Board Member Profile: Juliette Lippman, Esq. Juliette Lippman joined the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) in January 2022. In addition to Ms. Lippman’s remarkable career as an attorney, some other highlights include serving as president of the Florida Bar Foundation from 2018 to 2019 and most recently serving as...
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Legal Aid Programs in Broward County Held Their 10th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast 

 Legal Aid Programs in Broward County Held Their 10th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast Legal Aid Programs in Broward County (Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida) jointly held their annual Bridge to Justice breakfast fundraiser on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Signature Grand in Davie, FL.  More...
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