Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) announced the recipients of their 2019 Annual Recognition Awards. The awards were presented during a Law Day Luncheon co-hosted with the Broward County Bar Association on Friday, May 3, 2019, where Shutts was recognized as the Law Firm of the Year.
“The ongoing need for volunteer legal assistance and vital supportive services to the poor and disadvantaged affects the daily life of many people in our community, including veterans, seniors and families,” said Jeffrey Wank, chair of the LAS/CCLA joint board of directors. “These awards honor those who recognize that need and have committed themselves to serving the community.”
The Law Firm of the Year award honors a firm that has a long history of supporting LAS and CCLA. Shutts demonstrates a commitment to justice at every level. Attorneys are encouraged to volunteer their time and make financial donations. Partner Edward O’Sheehan heads their Pro Bono Committee and serves on the joint LAS/CCLA Board of Directors. Other attorneys have been involved with the Advice and Counsel Hotline and numerous pro bono cases, logging an excess of 350 pro bono hours. Shutts is a proud sustaining member of the League of Justice.
About Legal Aid Service of Broward County
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.
About Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
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.