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Public Interest Law Summer Fellow Announced

University of Florida law student Toni-Ann Pearson selected as the 2018 Fellow
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – (August 7, 2018) – The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Broward County Bar Association is pleased to announce that Toni-Ann Pearson has been selected as their 2018 Public Interest Law Summer Fellow. Each year the Summer Fellow spends six weeks with the Legal Aid Providers in Broward County, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (LAS).
Pearson is a rising third year law student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and plans to pursue a career in public interest law.
As a Fellow, Pearson will have the opportunity to work directly with LAS and CCLA clients and attorneys, assisting individuals on issues affecting children, veterans, disabled clients, the elderly, as well as other low-income individuals.
Immediate past President of YLS Sara Sandler stated, “I am so pleased to be part of the project, participating in both the fundraising and selection process. This is an important and necessary program for both the Fellow and for our legal aid providers here in Broward.  We are excited about Toni-Ann’s enthusiasm to serve as the 2018 Summer Fellow and look forward to seeing the great work she does for our community this summer.”
For more information about the Summer Fellow Program contact
For more information about CCLA and LAS please visit  Annual sponsors include: Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC; Florida Power & Light; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner, LLP; Valley National Bank and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
Legal Aid Service of Broward County is a not-for-profit law firm established in 1973. The mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to the poor of Broward County so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low-income community and to encourage self-sufficiency. 
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is a not-for-profit law firm established in 2003 and funded, in part, by the Legal Services Corporation. The mission is to improve the lives of low income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation and empowerment. 
Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) are 501(c)(3) corporations registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer services (LAS #SC-02337 and CCLA #CH19226).  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state OR VISITING WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.