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Child Advocacy Update

Put Something Back is extremely grateful to many pro bono child advocacy attorneys and firms for their generous service and ongoing support for children in dire need. MANY THANKS to AKERMAN LLP for recently hosting a training for 40 attorneys on How to Represent Child/Teen Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and for the Unaccompanied Minor Crisis. Thank you to Whitney Untiedt and her amazing team for hosting these informative seminars and for being leaders when it comes to accepting cases.
 
To all children’s attorneys, please be reminded that summertime is difficult for many of your child clients. You may play a role in advocating for activities and programs for your child client. Chapter 39’s normalcy provision is one way to advocate for your child’s participation in age and developmentally appropriate activities s.39.4091. Please send case updates, hours expended and success stories to  Nikki.Weisburd@gal.fl.gov
 
Please know that we are working with Catholic Legal Services and other providers to offer effective training and pro bono attorney representation for unaccompanied minor children in South Florida facing daily uncertainty. We are hosting several upcoming CLE trainings on the growing immigration crisis on July 10 and 12.  Thank you to BILZIN and Scott Baena for your leadership and support.  If you are interested in helping a child in legal limbo, please let us know and we will find a case for you.
 
With appreciation,
 
Nikki S. Weisburd, Esq.
Pro Bono Coordinator
Child Advocacy Project
Dade Legal Aid
305-579-5733 ext. 2252
 
Kristen Feuer, Nikki Weisburd, Whitney Untiedt and Juliana Ospina Alicia Priovolos, David Spector and Whitney Untiedt