Dade Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm serving over 5,000 clients annually positively impacting the lives of more than 10,000 individuals via direct representation, pro bono referrals, advice clinics, legal hotlines and workshops aimed at increasing access to justice for the most vulnerable in need of legal services.  Clients include children, foster teens, families, farm workers, newcomers, low-income tenants, victims of violence, victims of natural disasters, startups and other marginalized communities. Our collaborative work with an extensive network of community based organizations and partners focuses on these areas of law:

  • Divorce, Paternity, Adoption, Child Support, Custody, Visitation
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
  • Child Advocacy, Guardian Ad Litem, Foster Youth Advocacy
  • Guardianship, Probate, Veterans, Elder Affairs
  • Bankruptcy, Housing, Homelessness, Immigration
  • Nonprofit, Patent, Startups, Taxation, Benefits
  • FEMA, Contractor Fraud, Insurance Claims 

To learn more about cases we handle or becoming a client, visit our Cases and Clients tabs.

Our pro bono project, Put Something Back, provides a pipeline to pro bono opportunities for all attorneys, including corporate, government sector, public interest, emeritus, law firms, voluntary bar associations, law schools and others seeking to give back to the most needy members of society. In 2018, renew your individual attorney or law firm commitment and accept at least one new pro bono case per attorney by visiting our Volunteer and Register tabs.

Dade Legal Aid along with partnering agencies and funding from The Florida Bar Foundation and Dade County Bar Association helps with disaster recovery efforts for qualifying low-income residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the following areas:
  • FEMA claims
  • Insurance claims
  • Home repair contractors
  • Consumer matters
  • Bankruptcy
  • Landlord/tenant matters
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Wills and other legal documents destroyed by hurricane
  • Email for Hurricane related legal help  
We gratefully acknowledge The Florida Bar Foundation and Dade County Bar Association for Funding for Disaster Relief Efforts for those who have been affected by the hurricanes.
The Florida Bar’s Disaster Legal Services
Hotline 1-866-550-2929 
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
1800-621-FEMA (3362)
American Red Cross
Florida Emergency Information
Dade Legal Aid provides a critical safety net of comprehensive civil legal services for low income residents with problems related to family law matters, domestic violence injunctions, housing, discrimination, benefits, guardianship, unfair sales, contractor fraud, disaster relief, insurance claims and other areas of law. Our pro bono department, Put Something Back, a Joint Pro Bono Project of the Courts and Dade Legal Aid, connects those in need with dedicated volunteers and disaster recovery networks.
Many thanks to The Florida Bar Foundation, The Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program, The Miami Foundation, The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, The Dade County Bar Association, The Bankruptcy Bar Association among others for supporting critical legal services to the most disadvantaged residents of our community through generous grants.