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Attorney: Fired for Helping Quadriplegic

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Legal aid lawyer Elizabeth Boyle says she was fired from Gulfcoast Legal Services because she refused to drop a case involving a quadriplegic who needs to find long-term care, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. Boyle had also filed an age discrimination complaint against the nonprofit’s new executive director, who Boyle says wrongly ousted volunteers, many of whom were retired. 

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