Broward Legal Aid recognized

first_img Broward Legal Aid recognized The Legal Aid Society of Broward County was recently profiled in Dialogue, a national magazine published by the American Bar Association.In the article, the typical workday of five of the legal aid organization’s attorneys is described. LAS has been serving Broward County’s poorest residents for more than 30 years, and the attorneys focus on children’s advocacy, consumer law, housing and special projects including immigration advocacy, the Ryan White project, and the Environmental Law initiative.Each story told by the attorneys in the article is similarly heartbreaking. Attorney Mindy Jones tells of the abused woman who came to LAS for help escaping from her police officer husband. Debra Koprowski defends elderly clients who have had their property illegally taken from them by predatory lending con artists. Janet Riley keeps poor people from losing the only home they’ve ever known. Ann Siegel helps children get the legal educational testing they need — a task made personal to the attorney by her own child’s struggles with the system.LAS of Broward County received more than $650,000 in funding from The Florida Bar Foundation last year. Broward Legal Aid recognized September 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img

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