Mission

Dade Legal Aid provides direct civil legal services for low-income residents of Miami-Dade County.  Since 1949, we have been passionately committed to providing “Access to Justice” to those in need of legal representation, including low-income individuals and families impacted by the current health crisis. Dade Legal Aid provides life-changing and often life-saving services in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Violence, Guardianship, Child & Teen Advocacy, Human Sex Trafficking, Guardian ad Litem, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Small Claims, Immigration, Veterans, Benefits, Disaster Relief, Community and Economic Development and Nonprofit Incorporation. Annually, the agency serves over 5,000 clients positively impacting the lives of over 10,000 residents utilizing a strategic mix of experienced staff attorneys, pro bono attorneys, law firm partnerships, law school stakeholders and dozens of collaborations with diverse organizations and groups with the aim of assisting vulnerable populations and families living in poverty.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Family Law & Family Stability
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence
  • Child & Teen Advocacy
  • Consumer & Bankruptcy
  • Human Sex Trafficking
  • Guardianship & Probate
  • Housing & Real Property
  • Community Development
  • Elder Affairs
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Intellectual Property & Patent Pro Bono
  • By Laws & Taxation
  • Disaster Relief
  • 100% Law Firm Projects
  • Law School Partnerships
  • Self Help “Pro Se” Clinics
  • Educational Workshops
  • Leave a Legacy Housing Program
  • Immigration
  • Start-Ups

Dade Legal Aid is dedicated to clients’ well-being, especially in the most difficult and trying circumstances, both in terms of client needs and the complexity and difficulty of the legal issues we handle. Clients may have one or more of these issues:

  • Lack access to adequate medical, mental health or other critical services
  • Lack access to adequate housing, technology and transportation
  • Lack ability to speak for or fend for themselves due to various disabilities
  • Lack access to the legal system and are at risk of falling through the cracks
  • Lack legal protection for a disabled family member or loved one
  • Children in dependency proceedings experiencing abuse, abandonment or neglect
  • Foster youth aging out of the system with lifelong needs lacking family, skills, housing or resources
  • Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and sex trafficking
  • In or in process of eviction, foreclosure, facing loss of home or bankruptcy without representation
  • Facing extraordinary barriers and unusual obstacles requiring our expertise to resolve them
  • Unable to be served by another agency due to legal problem, case type or immigration status

Click here to support our work. Your assistance has never been more critical. Dade Legal Aid is inclusive and provides appropriate auxiliary aids and services at no cost to deaf or hard of hearing clients and companions. If you need a special accommodation to participate in our program you may contact Eileen Coto at ecoto@dadelegalaid.org or call her at 305-579-5733 ext. 2240 for assistance.

Click Here for Dade Legal Aid Auxiliary Aids Plan

gal gangHT.seminarchild-advocacy

 FBFamerican college of bankruptcy logobankruptcy bar assoc. logo