After eight years in the military and a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan, Dustin Lewis drifted onto the streets of Fort Lauderdale and into an abyss of cocaine and marijuana.
His wife left him. He hasn’t seen his two children in years. But in recent months, Lewis has gotten clean, moved into a veterans’ transition home and, on Saturday, found himself enjoying a simple pleasure: a haircut.
Guylene Berry is the radio host of a popular radio show in the Haitian Community, Haitian Radio, Koze Fanm, WSRF – 1580 AM, which runs daily in Creole from 10am - 11am. On March 13, 2013, Ms. Berry hosted a live 2 minute segment in Creole with LSGMI Foreclosure Defense Attorney Lissette Labrousse to inform the community of free foreclosure related legal services that LSGMI provides, in collaboration with the Haitian Lawyers, to Haitian homeowners facing foreclosure or loss of their home.
On February 26, 2013, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) Advocacy Director Monica Vigues-Pitan was presented with the New Leaders Council 40 Under 40 Leadership Award in honor of her particularly innovative advocacy work in a challenging environment.
The Florida Bar recently awarded the Section the Most Outstanding Public Service Project for Ms. White’s work in connection with the Committee’s Community Law Day. Ms. White organized private and nonprofit attorneys to provide free legal advice and self-help literature to the community in the areas of landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosure, disability benefits, immigration and personal injury matters.
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Free help with homeownership problems, including foreclosure and mortgage modifications.
Ayuda gratis con problemas de propiedad de vivienda, incluyendo las modificaciones de la ejecucion hipotecaria e hipoteca.
Èd Gratis Pou Pwoblèm Ak Pwopriyete Lojman Tankou
Pwoblèm Poze Sele Ak Modifikasyon Ipotèk
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On January 15-16, 2013, Oxana Cardini, Director of Finance, represented Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. at the Management Information Exchange (MIE) National Conference for Legal Services Administrators.
The Conference focused on financial management and leadership, Human Resources and other administrative functions for legal services organizations.
On October 16, 2012, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) installed new Board Officers and Board members at an event generously hosted by The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Mary Brickell Village.
On December 8, 2012, LSGMI attorney Mary Ann David was honored by the Board of Directors’ of the Haitian Youth and Community Center of Florida, Inc., as part of its’ 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. Mary Ann assisted the Haitian Youth and Community Center of Florida, Inc. (HYCCF), a non-profit, charitable, social, educational and cultural community-based organization that provides early childhood centers for children in the Haitian community, when it was being threatened with eviction.