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Story of Justice: Marta

Marta* was 15 years old and did not speak a word of English when she first came to Legal Aid. She suffered severe daily physical abuse from family members in Guatemala. She worked and saved money so that she could escape. Finally, one day after her father beat her severely, she left and began her...
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Story of Justice: Sara

Sara* is homeless. She lives in a minivan that is parked nightly in a church parking lot. She recently wanted a divorce from her husband, Don* as they had been separated after 2 ½ years of marriage. She admitted to a background that includes past drug abuse. But that didn’t justify the physical abuse Don...
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Sponsor Spotlight: BCBA

The relationship between the Legal Aid Programs in Broward and the Broward County Bar Association (BCBA) goes back to the inception of Legal Aid in 1973. We work closely on a number of levels and our partnership with BCBA is invaluable. Both LAS and CCLA are in the 100% Membership Club and regularly participate in...
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Board Member Spotlight: Honorable Ron Rothschild

The Honorable Ronald J. Rothschild has served on our joint Board of Directors since 2013 and is completing his third and final term at the end of December. His wisdom, experience and compassion for the clients we serve has been an incredible asset to both the Board and our staff. Judge Ron, as he is...
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Profile in Good: Erin Weiss

Erin Hantman Weiss joined Legal Aid Service of Broward County in March 2018. Her practice is focused on affordable housing and community development law, where she represents nonprofit affordable developers in Broward County. Before joining Legal Aid, Erin worked as a transactional attorney representing local businesses in various industries. She wanted to take the skills...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy has been an active volunteer with Legal Aid for the past 18 years, during which he has handled 38 pro bono cases. He primarily assists victims of consumer fraud and predatory lending practices, helping clients to assert their consumer rights. In one recent case, a client took out a home repair loan for...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Blackhawk Investments and Berger Commercial Realty

The 550 Building, a Class A office building located in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s fast emerging SOLO District, is now leasing office suites and full floors. With its ground floor patio-restaurant and retail spaces and the highest parking ratio available in downtown Fort Lauderdale, it is ideal for law firms.   We thank Blackhawk Investments and...
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17th Annual For the Public Good Recap

More than 260 people came out to celebrate community advocates in the legal industry during our 17th annual  For the Public Good event. The event took place at the Pier 66 Hotel and Marina in Fort Lauderdale on October 25. The evening reception paid tribute to five outstanding community advocates who have gone above and...
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Story of Justice: Naomi

Naomi* experienced a traumatic and unexpected end to her long-term relationship and sought advice through the Ryan White unit as to her legal rights and options regarding her debt afterward. Not only did she suddenly find herself without the financial support of her former partner, but she was also without a home or any property....
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Story of Justice: Jane

Jane*, a disabled section 8 recipient, was denied approval to move into a condominium association after she negotiated a lease with the condo owner.  The association issued a letter in which they stated she was being denied approval because of her section 8 status and her social security income.  This denial letter was in direct violation of...
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