Qualifications

FREE Legal Assistance

Qualifying low-income residents of Miami-Dade County may be eligible for legal assistance from a Dade Legal Aid Staff Attorney or a referral through Put Something Back Pro Bono Project that screens and refers civil matters to a cadre of pro bono attorneys and law firm volunteers. To be eligible, a client must reside in Miami-Dade and their 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 provided that the project can locate a pro bono attorney to serve of counsel to the group. Many of our attorneys are fluent in multiple languages, so Spanish & Creole speakers are encouraged to apply for assistance. In an effort to ensure legal services and/or the ancillary offerings of Dade Legal Aid are accessible, we offer appropriate auxiliary aids and services at no cost to deaf or hard of hearing clients and companions. If you need a special accommodation/auxiliary aids to participate in our program you may contact Eileen Coto at ecoto@dadelegalaid.org or call 305-579-5733 ext. 2240 to request an accommodation/auxiliary aids to participate.

Services are available in the following areas: 

  • Family Law, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Homelessness
  • Aging Adults, Guardianship, Immigration, Probate
  • Child & Teen Advocacy, Guardian Ad Litem, Homelessness
  • Consumer, Collection, Bankruptcy, Housing, Mortgage Foreclosure, Real Property, Zoning
  • Emerging Artists, Nonprofit Groups, Community Development, Nonprofit, Venture Law, Intellectual Property, Patent, Bylaws & Taxation, Self Help Clinics.

Click here to download the PSB intake application in English. Click here to download the PSB intake application in Spanish. 

Please bring relevant documents, identification and proof of income with you to our office for an initial intake. For those in need of bankruptcy assistance, please click here for an additional list of required documents. For entrepreneurs in need of start up assistance, please click here to redirect to our Venture Law Project. IF YOU QUALIFY FOR ASSITANCE 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. 

If you reside outside of Miami-Dade, please contact your local legal aid agency and request they send a referral to our office. Please address referrals to the intake department. Please note: Criminal Cases are handled by the Public Defender’s Office.  Please note, we are not your attorney and do not take responsibility for your case.

Main Office

123 NW First Avenue
Miami, Florida 33128
Phone: (305) 579 – 5733

Walk-In Hours

Family 

Monday – Wednesday
Friday
8:30am – 2:00 pm

Domestic Violence
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:00pm

Guardianship
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 2:00pm (Applications)
*Consultation by appt. only*

Bankruptcy
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30am – 11:00am

Housing
Friday
8:30am – 11:00am

All Other Cases (Put Something Back)
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30am – 11:00am

South Dade Office

27112 S. Dixie Highway
Naranja, Florida 33032

Domestic Violence Unit
Phone: (305) 247 – 9562 Fax: (305) 274 – 1362

Courthouse Center Domestic Violence Unit

Phone: (305) 349-5824
175 NW 1 Avenue, Floor M
Miami, FL 33128

Intake Hours
M-F 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Self Help Clinics

Small Claims: CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE for 2019 Small Claims Information & Clinics

Small Claims Court “How To” Presentations are every other month and open to the public.

Reservations are not required.

2019 Presentations:

July 11, 2019
City of Doral
8401 NW 53rd Terrace
First Floor Conference Room
Doral, FL 33166
Noon

October 10, 2019
Miami Shores Community Center
9617 Park Drive
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Noon

Bankruptcy: CLICK HERE or  CLICK HERE for Bankruptcy Clinic information.

Landlord-Tenant: Fridays from 9am – 12pm @ 123 NW 1st Ave

Venture Law: Dates and topics vary, but include Intellectual Property, Patent and Business Law.

For more information, visit the Events tab of the project site here.