Every year LAS provides critical assistance to thousands of individuals who otherwise could not afford to pay an attorney. Our mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County, so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions in low-income communities and encourage self-sufficiency. Learn about the real-life human stories, that make the work of LAS and the contributions of our donors matter.
Story of Justice: Tamara
Tamara* is a sixth-grade student who has an eligibility of Specific Learning Disability (SLD) on her Individual Education Plan (IEP). When Legal Aid received this case, Tamara was in need of academic interventions and struggling significantly in school.
One of our immigration attorneys, convinced an immigration judge to grant asylum to Tarkan*, her gay client from Turkmenistan. Tarkan had been detained at Krome for 3.5 months during the pandemic. The same judge had denied him bond for bogus reasons.
While in the Army in the 1980s, Mike*, an African American, was stationed in rural Germany transporting and guarding nuclear weapons to and from small German towns. The locals did not agree with the US occupying and storing nukes in their villages, so they protested the military presence.