Legal Aid Programs Honor Legal Professionals During the Annual Recognition Awards

The virtual events were held during Law Week

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) recently held their Annual Recognition Awards ceremonies to honor legal professionals who ensure access to justice for vulnerable community members. The awards were presented to each honoree during virtual events through the organization’s Facebook pages at Facebook.com/CoastToCoastLegalAid and Facebook.com/LegalAidBroward. CCLA and LAS hold their recognition ceremonies during the nationally observed Law Week, which starts on May 1 annually, to promote a better understanding of the law and its role in society.

2022 Award Recipients:

Attorney of the Year – Jay Cohen, Esq. (pictured)

Law Firm of the Year – Tripp Scott, Attorneys at Law

Spirit of Justice Award – Chad Van Horn, Esq.

Commitment to Justice Award – Kathleen Pugh, Esq.

Russel E. Carlisle Advocacy Award – Lorna Brown Burton, Esq.

Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Employee of the Year – Laurie Yadoff, Esq.

During the ceremonies, legal professionals, community leaders and friends/families watched each honoree receive their award and make brief remarks.

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is a nonprofit 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) is a nonprofit law firm established in 1973. The mission is to provide high-quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to the low-income community in Broward County to improve their lifestyle and living conditions and encourage self-sufficiency.

To learn more about the award recipients or make a donation in their name, visit BrowardLegalAid.org or CoastToCoastLegalAid.org.

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