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LEGAL AID ADVISORY
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have determined that in the interest of public safety, our services will be provided remotely until further notice. Dade Legal Aid will only be conducting online and telephonic intake in an effort to keep our employees and community safe. Please note, if you are an existing client you may contact your attorney or their secretary for assistance. New clients may apply below. If you have an emergency requiring immediate assistance please call 911.

ESPANOL: Nuestras oficinas se encuntran temporalmente cerradas por motivos del coronavirus y estamos operando remotamente hasta nuevo aviso. Si ya eres un cliente de nuestra oficina y estas actualmente representado por un abogado, por favor contactar a tu abogado o al assistente del abogado para informacion addicional. Para applicar para servicios en linea, nuevos clients pueden oprimir aqui. Presione Aqui Si tienes una emergencia que requiera assistencia inmediata por favor llamar al 911.

CREOLE: Pandan ke nap kontinye swiv evenman kap fèt la nap konitnye sèvi klyan nou yo an deyò biro-a. Si-w gen okenn ijans, tanpri rele 911. Si-w se yon kliyan deja, tanpri kontakte avoka-w la. Tout nouvo aplikan yo tanpri vizite www.dadelegalaid.org pou nouvo enfòmasyon. Si-w pale kreyol tanpri kontakte Genie nan eugenie@dadelegalaid.org; (305) 579-5733 ext. 2243

Legal Assistance to qualifying low-income residents of Miami-Dade County in the following areas of law:

Family Law –
Legal Aid helps with the initial filing of a Divorce, Paternity and Visitation cases for low income residents of Miami-Dade. Client must have physical custody of the minor child(ren) to initially qualify for services. Click here for the list of required documents in order to be considered for services  Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am – 2:00pm.

For immediate assistance Mbrown@dadelegalaid.org

Domestic Violence
Legal Aid accepts applications from victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence and Stalking, seeking legal advice, Temporary Orders of Protection, and/or Final Orders of Protection. Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
For immediate assistance spaulson@dadelegalaid.org

Guardianship
Clients seeking to file Guardianship for a family member or loved one are welcome to
request an appointment. Click HERE For immediate assistance wrobbins@dadelegalaid.org

Landlord Tenant Clinics
Legal Aid interviews clients in private landlord tenant matters on Friday mornings from 9 am- 11 am.

Put Something Back “PSB” –
A referral service for qualifying indigent clients for civil legal matters on issues such as Consumer & Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Probate, Deeds, Liens, Foreclosure, Name Change, Uncontested Divorce, Venture Law, Incorporation, Non-Profit, Taxation and Wills. Click here for list of required documents for Bankruptcy clients. 

To apply online please click HERE.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am – 11 am.

REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, client’s income may not exceed 125-150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. All clients are asked to please bring all relevant documents, identification and proof of income with you to our office. 

An organization may qualify for free services if its purpose is to serve eligible clients or is primarily comprised of eligible clients. Dade Legal Aid works with multiple service providers in the community to provide a safety net of services in all areas of civil law.  

IF YOU QUALIFY FOR ASSISTANCE YOU MAY BE REFERRED TO A PRO BONO ATTORNEY. 

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION OR REQUIRED RECEIPTS AND PROOF OF INCOME YOU MAY BE REJECTED BY THE PRO BONO ATTORNEY. 

The agency offers appropriate auxiliary aids and services at no cost to deaf or hard of hearing clients and companions. 



Specialized Projects
are available for clients:

Small Claims– Small Claims “How To” project is for pro se litigants seeking information on how to proceed pro se in small claims court. Presentation includes a general overview and materials, no appointment necessary.  Walk ins welcome. Click here to view 2020 Small Claims Schedule.

Bankruptcy– Bankruptcy attorneys staff pro se clinics throughout the Southern District at various locations.  In Miami, the clinics are held monthly on a Friday at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse from 12:00 pm-1:15 pm. After watching a 45-minute video there is a general question and answer workshop to help pro se debtors.  No appointment necessary.  Walk ins welcome. We do not represent you and take no responsibility for your case.  Click here to view clinic information.

Wills on Wheels Clinics – Pro Bono attorneys travel to various location to provide needy residents information about probate and the effects of dying without a will.  Upon request, qualifying clients will receive a will and related documents.

Immigration– In partnership with the local bar and providers, pro bono attorneys staff clinics, take cases and appear in immigration proceedings.

Venture Law, Artists, Non-Profit & Starts Ups– Workshops on diverse topics designed to aid entrepreneurs and those in need of free business tune ups without means to hire counsel. Click here to view information.

 


Other Resources:

American Red Cross: 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Florida Bar Disaster Legal Services 

 

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