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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Jason Neufeld

Jason Neufeld, Esq., has volunteered with Legal Aid to assist low-income residents of Broward County since 2016. In addition to advising tenants on their legal rights with the Broward Lawyers Care Telephone Advice and Counsel Hotline, he also represented a survivor of sexual assault in a housing dispute. His assistance enabled her to move into...
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Profile in Good: Janina Evans

Janina Evans is Executive Assistant to the Executive Director at Legal Aid. She wears many hats, and at some point everyone in the building works with Janina! She is responsible for overseeing building operations as well as providing support for grant reporting and invoicing and communication coordination for the Board of Directors. Janina is the...
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Summary of President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration dated April 22, 2020

by Jonathan J. Urrutia, Esq. | April 23, 2020 President Trump has issued a Proclamation “suspending entry of immigrants” to the United States for the next 60 days.  President Trump’s Proclamation only affects individuals outside the United States seeking to enter the country as immigrants and who do not have a valid immigrant visa as...
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TIPS FOR CLIENTS APPEARING FOR HEARINGS THROUGH ZOOM

The Court, or your attorney, will email you a link to enter the virtual courtroom. The Zoom Courtroom may be accessed by looking up your Judge on http://www.17th.flcourts.org/judiciary-list-and-category/ If you cannot access the link, please contact our office immediately. If you do not have access to a computer or phone with video capabilities, there will...
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Housing Clinic Co-Hosted with TransSocial

Rainbow Justice, a program that trains private attorneys to provide free civil legal services to members of the LGBTQ+ community, was initiated in early 2020 by the Legal Aid Programs in Broward County. The robust legal training curriculum is offered to attorneys in exchange for their commitment to volunteer at any of our upcoming legal...
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Hoping for the best while planning for the worst: 5 reasons why estate planning and advance directive documents are essential for everyone, especially during the time of COVID-19

By Kara Schickowski, Esq. Estate planning and advance directive documents don’t usually cross a person’s mind until something traumatic happens to herself or a loved one.  But putting documents such as a Last Will and Testament, Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Living Will and Financial Power of Attorney in place in advance is an essential step...
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Story of Justice: Elaine

Elaine was our first Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) client several years ago. Elaine and her family were significantly affected by the economic downturn. Elaine lost her property in Georgia in a foreclosure proceeding forcing her and her family to relocate to south Florida to reside temporarily with family. Elaine’s husband was able...
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Story of Justice: Issac

Issac is a homeless man who visited our Family Court Self-Advocacy Program Office seeking help with his child support case. While living at a shelter, he received a letter from Department of Revenue stating that he owed over $40,000 in arrears. Issac wanted to get a Judge to review his Child Support case. The CCLA...
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Story of Justice: Dorothy

Dorothy is a 63 year old woman who wanted to divorce her husband, who had recently attempted suicide. Dorothy was referred to our office with the Florida Supreme Court divorce packet in hand that she had purchased from the Clerk of Court. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of forms, our Family Court Self Advocacy Center...
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Story of Justice: Chris

Chris is a 64 year old Marine Corps Veteran.  In October 2019, he went to the ER and was diagnosed with cancer. He had to stop working and had no health insurance. He obtained early Social Security retirement but the amount was not enough for him to pay his bills. He came to CCLA for...
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