Cases & Clinics

CASES:

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

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child & Teen Advocacy
  • Consumer & Bankruptcy
  • Human Sex Trafficking
  • Guardianship & Probate
  • Housing & Real Property
  • Community Development
  • Aging Adults
  • Venture Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • By Laws & Taxation
  • Pro Bono Activities
  • Emerging Artists & Arts Groups
  • Law School Partnerships
  • Self Help “Pro Se” Clinics
  • Educational Workshops
  • Leave a Legacy Housing Program
  • Wills on Wheels
  • Veterans Affairs

 

REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, client’s income may not exceed 125-150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 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.  The agency offers appropriate auxiliary aids and services at no cost to deaf or hard of hearing clients and companions.  All clients are asked to please bring all relevant documents, identification and proof of income with you to our office. For clients in need of Bankruptcy assistance, Click here for list of required documents in order to be considered for services.

Click Here to Download PSB Intake Application in English

Click Here to Download PSB Intake Application in Spanish

CLINICS:

Self Help Clinics utilizing pro bono attorneys to support our work:
 
Veteran Affairs– Clinics are held at Miami VA on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 pm. Pro bono attorneys assist with intake and screening.  After each clinic, we accept or refer eligible cases to private attorneys and 100% Law Firm Participants.
 
LegalLine– This 1-800 call in program is held on the first Wednesday of month 6 pm – 9 pm.  Participants include: 100% Firms, YLS, FAWL and Dade Legal Aid Academy Fellows.  Volunteers receive dinner, a brief overview, field phone calls and make referrals.
 
Small Claims– Bi-monthly Clinic for pro se litigants seeking advice from pro bono attorneys, 100% law firms and in-house counsel on how to proceed pro se in conjunction with LSGMI. One on one consults and referrals to other agencies.
 
Bankruptcy– Bankruptcy attorneys from the local Bankruptcy Bar Association staff pro se clinics throughout the Southern District at various locations.  In Miami, the clinics are usually on the second Friday of the month at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse from 12-2pm. After 45 minute video there is a ? & a workshop to help pro se debtors.  No appointment necessary.  Walk ins always welcome. Click here to view clinic information.
 
 
Immigration–  In partnership with the DCBA Immigration Law Committee and local immigration agencies, attorneys fill out forms, staff clinics and may appear in immigration proceedings on behalf of children and/or others. Upon request, we provide training, mentors and materials to guide volunteers through this process.
 
Artists, Non Profit & Starts Up Clinics– Mix meet and mingle with emerging artists, creative collaborations and start ups at launchpads and other locations featuring workshops on diverse topics designed to aid those in need of  free business tune ups without means to hire counsel. Our Venture Law Project also hosts Monthly Intellectual Property and Business Law Clinics. Click here to view information.
 
Landlord Tenant Clinics– Attorneys enjoy rolling up their sleeves and interviewing prospective Landlord Tenants clients on Friday mornings 9 am- noon at 123 NW 1 Ave. Spanish and Creole Speakers Welcome!
 
Venture Law Clinicshttp://www.venturelawproject.com/
 
Disaster Relief Clinics
FEMA 
To apply for assistance: 
1. Apply Online at DisasterAssistance.gov 
2. Apply via a smartphone at http://www.fema.gov/mobile-app 
You can also download the app via text messaging:
  • For Apple devices: Text APPLE to 43362 (4FEMA)
  • For Android devices: Text ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA)
  • For Blackberry devices: Text BLACKBERRY to 43362 (4FEMA) 
3.  Call (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585 for people with disabilities 
4.  Hurricane Helpline for Veterans 1-800-507-4571 
 
American Red Cross: 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
People can let their loved ones know how they are by using the “I’m Safe” button on the Red Cross App, or registering on the Red Cross Safe and Well website. To register on Safe and Well, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  
Florida Bar Disaster Legal Services 
Florida Bar Hotline 1-866-550-2929
 
Legal Hotline on October 4 and December 6 from 6-9 pm 1-866-596-0399 
 
Dade Legal Aid 305-579-5733 ext. 2252 www.dadelegalaid.org  ask for the Put Something Back Pro Bono Program to be connected with a pro bono attorney and or other services or email psb@dadelegalaid.org for assistance.

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