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The pandemic is pushing people to financial ruin. And the worst hardships lie ahead.
Sun Sentinel (October 11, 2020)

People on the move: Legal Aid Names Patrice Paldino as Executive Director
Sun Sentinel Print Issue (September 6, 2020)

Legal Aid Service of Broward County Names Patrice Paldino as Executive Director
WFMZ Allentown (September 2, 2020)

When Do I Need a Debt Collection Attorney?
Debt.com (September 1, 2020)

Eviction cases pile up in the courts while tenants wait to see whether DeSantis extends moratorium
Sun Sentinel (August 28, 2020)

Legal Eagles: Broward attorneys honored for public service
South Florida Business & Wealth (August 26, 2020)

A growing sense of panic’ with no fresh federal relief in sight
CNN (August 20, 2020)

For Older Foster Kids, Hope Can Be The Best Restorative
Florida Bar (August 14, 2020)

Detainees Blast ICE Bid To Upend Pandemic Response Order
Law 360 (July 21, 2020)

Unemployed are about to lose their $600 checks from the feds
Sun Sentinel (July 16, 2020)

Some phone carriers are flagging Florida contact tracing efforts as spam
Sun Sentinel (July 13, 2020)

A double whammy for Florida’s unemployed: Limited jobs and dwindling help
Sun Sentinel (July 6, 2020)

UPDATE: Judge abruptly reverses order to have fact-finder investigate South Florida ICE jails
Miami Herald (July 6, 2020)

Miami judge appoints investigator to look at 3 ICE detention centers in Florida
Tyler Morning Telegraph (July 6, 2020)

NBC Miami News at 4 PM interviews CCLA Executive Director Patrice Paldino on eviction advice
WTVJ-NBC (Jun 23, 2020) *Link not available
 

Some states have accidentally overpaid people who filed for unemployment.
Business Insider (Jun 9, 2020)

I was furloughed and got too many unemployment payments. Here’s how I sent the money back.
The Edinburg Review (Jun 8, 2020)

‘Still Catching Up’: Jobless Numbers May Not Tell Full Story, NY Times (May 29, 2020) 

2.1 million new unemployment claims filed last week, as workers still struggle to get benefits, Politico, (May 28, 2020)

Renters across South Florida facing potential evictions beginning in June. WSVN (May 20, 2020)

Still Awaiting Jobless Claims (Sun-Sentinel, May 14, 2020)

ICE Opposes Detainee Class Over COVID-19 Conditions In Fla. (Law360, May 14, 2020)

ICE cuts populations at South Florida detention centers per federal judge’s order (Miami Herald, May 13, 2020)

Florida, Kentucky are slowest states in handling jobless claims (CQ News, May 13, 2020)

Staying Safe From Online Scammers During Pandemic (The CW/South Florida, May 12, 2020)

Florida unemployment pay drama rages on as residents face evictions (CNBC, May 12, 2020)

‘It’s like a shell game’: Immigration lawyers move to close ICE loophole in federal ruling (Miami Herald, May 3, 2020)

Fed. Judge Orders ICE To Reduce Fla. Detainee Population (Law360, May 1, 2020)

‘ICE has failed in its duty to protect’: Judge orders detainees’ release from Florida facilities (AlterNet, May 1, 2020)

In South Florida, Mortgage Companies Kept Foreclosing During Federal Moratorium (Miami New Times, May 1, 2020)

Federal judge orders ICE to release detainees from South Florida detention centers (Miami Herald, April 30, 2020)

ATTENTION ALL OUT-OF-STATE FLORIDA BAR MEMBERS: REMOTE PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE, The Florida Bar (April 27, 2020)

ABE Opportunity Grants support projects focusing on elder law, immigrant rights, ABA Journal (April 27, 2020)

CBS-Miami Interview with Laurie Yadoff (CCLA) about Unemployment (April 26, 2020)

ICE Needs to Reduce Detainees in Florida Facilities, Judge Says (Law360, April 23, 2020)

Judge says ICE should ‘substantially’ cut detention center populations, give detainees masks (Miami Herald, April 22, 2020)

Fla. Judge Apologizes For Blaming ICE For Sealed Docs (Law 360, April 17, 2020)

Fla. ICE Detainees Push Court For Release To Avoid Outbreak (Law 360, April 17, 2020)

ICE ignores coronavirus guidelines in detention, federal lawsuit says. ‘Many will die.’ (Miami Herald, April 13, 2020)

South Florida Renters and Landlords Seek Federal Help (Sun-Sentinel, April 11, 2020)

Miami Diario / CBS story about housing and unemployment (April 9, 2020)

CBS-Miami Interview with Alisha Hurwood (CCLA) about COVID-19 Response (April 8, 2020)

Society Scene & Heard, Gold Coast Magazine, March 2020


Residents complain of roaches and blight. City inspectors are stepping in to spot violations.

We need more pro-bono lawyers in Broward. High demand for legal representation outweighs supply of attorneys. | Opinion

Pride Center Celebrates Its 26th Anniversary and Preps Groundbreaking for Senior Affordable Housing

Gilead Sciences Launches Age Positively Initiative to Address Unique Challenges of Aging Population Living with HIV

Orphaned by Opioids: The Silent Victims of the Crisis

Martin Immigration Case Shows Family Separation Doesn’t Just Happen at the Border

Mom Reunited With Children After Being Held By ICE For Weeks

Telemundo 51 Interviews Legal Aid Immigration Attorney Jonathan Urrutia

Florida Cops Ship 24-Year-Old Mom to ICE After She Paid Traffic Ticket

South Florida Legislators Tour Homestead Facility Holding Immigrant Children

Komal S. Mirza named Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow

Komal S. Mirza Named Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow

Broward Legal Aid Organizations Recognized as Sun Sentinel Top Workplaces for Fourth Year in a Row

Lawyers as Emergency Responders After the Parkland High School Shooting

Broward Circuit Just Made It Easier for Litigants to Represent Themselves

Broward Legal Aid provides support after school shooting

Sharon Bourassa to receive Foundation’s 2018 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

Cy Pres Designation Totaling Nearly $142,000 for Legal Aid Service of Broward County

Legal Aid’s 8th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast featured in today’s Sun Sentinel’s Society Scene section

Somali “Slave Ship” ICE Detainees Say Florida Guards Are Abusing Them, Ask Congress for Help

Sometimes, the best legal work is free. These attorneys are getting love for that

ICE Abused Somalis for 2 Days On a Plane and Now Wants to Send Them Into Harm’s Way

‘A lot of pain’: Somalis allege abuse by immigration detention guards

5 South Florida Judges, Lawyers Recognized for Pro Bono Service

Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project Attorney James Heaton was interviewed by Easy 93 on December 2, 2017.. Audio clip below:

 

Legal Aid Service of Broward County in article about Judge blocking Somali deportations pending lawsuit over alleged ICE abuse

Legal Aid Housing Attorney Patrice Paldino and USMC Veteran Sgt. Lindon Campbell were interviewed December 14, 2017 by Pam Giganti who hosts Your South Florida on WPBT Channel 2.

Legal Aid Service of Broward County mentioned in the current issue of the Florida Bar News, in an article about the “No Place Like Home” pro bono project

Children’s Services Council awards $250,000 for legal representation of youth in the Child Welfare System to Legal Aid Service of Broward County (January 26, 2017)  

NBC News featured a story about Legal Aid complete with an interview of our Mission United Pro Bono Project attorney, James Heaton and clients (Veterans).

Check out the February Barrister, published by the Broward County Bar Association

The February 1, 2016 edition of The Florida Bar News has a story about attorneys volunteering for Legal Aid Advice & Counsel Hotline

Broward Legal Aid wins $15,00 Grant!

A former Marine going through a divorce and living in a rat-infested apartment turned to Legal Aid for help.

Florida Tenants at Risk of Losing Important Protections if Florida Lawmakers Pass Proposed Legislation

Supreme Court Refuses to Close Courthouse Doors on the Poor

Legal Aid Organizations Hard Hit by Budget Cuts in 2012

Gov. Rick Scott’s Veto Kills Access to Courts for 3,800 Needy

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida’s “NEXT” group adds 3 to Steering Committee

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid Announce Attorney of the Year and Law Firm of the Year

Fort Lauderdale accused of targeting blacks in land grab

Daily Business Review: Attorneys settle $2.9 million negligence case for abused infant.

Legal Aid Regional Affordable Housing Attorney, Janet Reilly Quoted in Daily Business Review Article.

Congratulations to Broward Lawyers Care Attorney Lawrence G. Marin, One of the 2011 Recipients of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award!

2010 Holiday Adopters Put Smiles on More Than 300 Children’s Faces

Daily Business Review Article “Broward Legal Aid Making Drastic Cuts to Stay Alive”

Regional Director of Development, Kathy Thomsen quoted in today’s Sun Sentinel. “Legal Aid: Filling a Community Need in a Down Economy”

Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor, Keiser University to Receive Legal Aid Service’s 13th Annual Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award

Got A Will? Get It Free – Special Interest Article; Ryan White Program Consumer News

Broward Human Rights Initiative and Stonewall Library Museum Archive Host Forum to Discuss New Hospital Visitation Policies and its Affect on Non-Discrimination and Patient Visitation Rights

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Welcome Two New Members to its Executive Council

Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s Patrice Paldino Chosen as Fellow for the Center for Legal Aid Education Leadership Institute

Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s Anthony Karrat and Walter Honaman to Receive Prestigious Awards from Broward County Bar Association

Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s 9th Annual FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD Raises More than $120k for the Underprivileged

Call to order: Legal Aid Service of Broward County to host 9th annual fundraiser May 14

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Host NEXT “Happy April Fool’s Day Party”

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida Host more than 80 Guests at NEXT Event

Sun-Sentinel: Lauderhill Eviction Put off Again

Tamara Pluviose Named Head of Social Media for Legal Aid Service of Broward County