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2019 Law Firm of the Year Award Presented to Shutts

The 2019 Law Firm of the Year award honors a firm that has a long history of supporting LAS and CCLA. Shutts demonstrates a commitment to justice at every level. Attorneys are encouraged to volunteer their time and make financial donations. Partner Edward O’Sheehan heads their Pro Bono Committee and serves on the joint LAS/CCLA Board of...
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Spirit of Justice Award Honors JM Family Enterprises

JM Family Enterprises, Inc. has privately and publicly supported Legal Aid Programs in Broward since 1998. In addition to pro bono contributions, they are a ground floor corporate partner in several key initiatives and collaborative programs. Their comprehensive support benefits thousands of clients, and they are the first corporate partner to join our League of Justice, pledging...
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Debra Koprowski Named the 2019 Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year

Debra Koprowski, Esq. has been the Regional Director of Advocacy for Legal Aid Programs in Broward and Collier Counties since 2010. In that capacity, she supervises, mentors, co-counsels, and advises staff attorneys and paralegals in litigation matters.  In addition, she executes administrative and project duties for the programs. Prior to this, Debra focused her practice...
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Legal Aid Programs in Broward County to Recognize Honorees on Law Day

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) are pleased to announce the recipients of their 2019 Annual Recognition Awards. The awards will be presented during a Law Day Luncheon co-hosted with the Broward County Bar Association on Friday, May 3, 2019. The Attorney of the...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Dia Teresa Colbert

Recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award by the Florida Supreme Court for the 17th Circuit February 7, 2019 | Colbert (left) “is among the most active pro bono attorneys in the [Broward Lawyers Care] project.” Dia Teresa Colbert didn’t take the usual route to becoming a lawyer. After graduating from Boston...
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Story of Justice: Karrie*

Karrie*, a six year old with autism, was recently reunified with her father after being in foster care. Karrie was having academic and behavioral difficulties in school while she was in foster care. These difficulties increased in the school setting during the placement transition to her father. Attorneys with Legal Aid’s Education Legal Rights Project (ELRP) advocated on...
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Story of Justice: Home Ownership

The dream of home ownership recently came true for four families, thanks in part to our Community Economic Development Project team here at Legal Aid who worked in conjunction with the Central County Community Development Corporation (“CCCDC”), an affiliate of the Urban League of Broward County. The efforts were part of Broward County’s neighborhood revitalization...
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Story of Justice: Justin*

In July 2017, Justin* bought a 2017 Nissan Sentra from a car dealer selling vehicles purchased at auction. The car was in bad shape, and Justin spent thousands of dollars on repairs. Once the repairs were complete, he took the car to the DMV for the inspection required to get the car back on the...
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Story of Justice: Laura*

Laura* was living in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) that received her social security payment and payment from Medicaid to pay for her care at the facility. The ALF was over-billing Laura and a new management company filed a Chapter 83 action for tenant eviction against her. Laura and her children sought assistance from Legal Aid to...
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Board Member Spotlight: Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen, Esq. joined our joint Board of Directors in January 2019. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified civil trial lawyer and partner at Kelley/Uustal in Fort Lauderdale. As a proven trial attorney, Eric dedicates his practice to the areas of personal injury, products liability, tobacco litigation, class action litigation, and wrongful death. He...
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