Dear Friends of Dade Legal Aid:

Greetings! We hope you enjoyed your summer. We have been busy planning our 2019-2020 events and clinics and hope you will join us in fulfilling our mission to provide equal access to justice to those in need. Currently, we are collecting supplies for Bahamas Relief Efforts along with our amazing community partners who have come together to collect much needed items for those impacted by Dorian.

We have planned a series of innovative CLE programs and self help workshops for this fall:

Patently Impossible Project takes place from 6 – 8 pm at The LAB Miami located at 400 NW 26 Street and features a charity race to assemble a patented invention, a cocktail reception, music, raffles and silent auction and no, you do not need to be a Patent Attorney to be a sponsor and have a great time! We hope you will attend and support this event which features teams of law students, Patent attorneys, voluntary bar leaders and corporate counsel who will be provided with only the parts, tools and instructions in a Patent registration while guests cheer from the sidelines and “bet” on the winner. We expect over 250 attorneys, judges, paralegals, engineers, inventors, law students and other professionals to attend. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the invitation, program, signage, event banner and social media.  Click Here to sponsor this event so that we may continue to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Sincerely yours,


Karen Ladis, Executive Director
123 NW 1 Avenue
Miami, FL 33128
305-579-5733 ext. 2245


  • Divorce, Paternity, Adoption, Child Support, Custody, Name Change, Visitation
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Human Trafficking, Stalking
  • Child Advocacy, Guardian Ad Litem, Foster Teen Advocacy, Attorney Ad Litem
  • Guardianship, Probate, Veterans, Elder Affairs, Wills
  • Bankruptcy, Housing, Homelessness, Immigration
  • Nonprofit, Patent, Startups, Taxation, Appeals, Benefits
  • FEMA, Contractor Fraud, Insurance Claims, Small Claims

Since 1949, Dade Legal Aid has been serving the unmet legal needs of low-income residents of Miami-Dade County in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Violence, Guardianship, Child & Teen Advocacy, Guardian ad Litem, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Small Claims, Immigration, Benefits, Disaster Relief and Nonprofit Incorporation.  Annually, the agency provides comprehensive legal services impacting over 10,000 needy clients, families and the community. 

Put Something Back is the official pro bono program of the circuit and provides a pipeline of pro bono opportunities for attorneys, including solo and small firms, corporate, government sector, public interest, emeritus, medium to large law firms, voluntary bar associations, law schools and others seeking to accept cases, staff clinics, co-counsel and mentor. Put Something Back connects pre-screened clients with dedicated individual volunteers, law school clinics, law firms, disaster recovery programs and a network of community based partners building a bridge to better services for diverse populations in need. 

If you are an attorney, CLICK HERE to accept a case and change the lives and circumstances for countless underprivileged children, foster teens, vulnerable families, farm workers, Veterans, newcomers, survivors of domestic violence and human sex trafficking and other communities in desperate need of legal aid. For more information about accepting a case please contact 305-579-5733 ext. 2252 and a Case Placement Specialist will find a case for you. 

To learn more about cases we handle or become a client, CLICK HERE.