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Board Member Spotlight: Carla Roundtree

Carla Roundtree has been an active and engaged member of our Board of Directors since being appointed in June 2018 to represent the Urban League of Broward County. Carla is a community advocate; over the past 30 years, she has been involved in organizations such as the Parent Teacher Association, School Advisory Committee, School Advisory...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight

Rosalind J. Matos, Esq. accepts pro bono cases from Broward Lawyers Care/Legal Aid to assist low-income residents of Broward County with defending foreclosure lawsuits in order to save them from homelessness. During the past four years, she has volunteered over 240 hours, demonstrating her generosity and willingness to serve the community. Her work has helped...
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Profile in Good: Nicholas Ashby

Nicholas Ashby is an attorney with the Children’s Advocacy Program. Prior to joining Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Nicholas worked as a family law legal assistant with FloJam Legal, P.A. Nicholas earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law School in 2018 and received his Bachelor of Science...
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Story of Justice: Bradley*

Bradley is a Kindergartener with an IEP for Developmental Delay (DD) and Speech Impairment (SI). Bradley’s mother came to Legal Aid after she filed a Due Process Complaint against the school district alleging that her son’s IEP had incorrect information in it and that the school had failed to proceed with an independent evaluation of...
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Story of Justice: Peter*

Peter is an 80-year-old Florida Native and United States Marine Corps veteran.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and never looked back. Tragically, the next year the military discovered that Peter was engaged in a same sex relationship and sought to court martial him for “having engaged in homosexual acts.”...
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Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Akilah Harris

Akilah Angelique Harris is a solo practitioner focusing her practice on the area of family and marital law. Since 2015, Ms. Harris has assisted Legal Aid clients facing a variety of family law issues and has been a key contributor to the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project. In 2016, Ms. Harris represented a Veteran...
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Board Member Spotlight: Annabella Barbosa

Annabella Barboza is a shareholder of Barboza Law & Associates, a boutique law firm specializing in real estate, probate, estate planning and business law. Barboza volunteers with our MISSION UNITED Veterans Pro Bono Project and helped develop our first Veteran estate Planning clinic. She has been instrumental in launching the NO PLACE LIKE HOME project...
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Profile in Good: Katherine Guerra

Katherine (Kathy) Guerra is the Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Legal Aid, serving clients in both Broward and Collier Counties. Prior to joining Legal Aid, Guerra worked for private law firms assuming an active role in all aspects of the tax and estate planning process including business due diligence, industry analysis,...
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Story of Justice: Joseph*

Joseph is a seven-year-old boy in foster care. He had severe behavioral problems in school and was put on RTI Tier 1 Intervention. Last year, the school attempted to cease RTI intervention and it became uncertain whether Joseph was going to begin first grade. The Education Legal Rights Program (ELRP) team at Legal Aid put...
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Story of Justice: Kayla*

Working a job at minimum wage is not easy, especially when you have children. Sometimes there are bills to pay that will not wait for your pay day. They are due when they are due, no ifs, and, or buts about it. This was the case for Kayla. She worked as a laundry attendant at...
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