Clients

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’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 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. We also offer 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 305-579-5733 ext. 2240 for assistance.

Services are available in the following areas: 

  • Family Law, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Homelessness
  • Aging Adults, Guardianship, 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.

Self Help Clinics

Veteran Affairs: Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm @ Miami VA

LegalLine: 1st Wednesday of each month from 6pm – 9pm

A call-in program for legal counsel and advice  1-866-596-0399

Small Claims: Bi-monthly, dates vary. Provide one-on-one legal advice and counsel for self-help litigants.

Bankruptcy: 2nd Friday of each month from 12pm – 1:30 pm @ U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse 301 N. Miami Avenue.

Click here to view clinic information and other locations.

Immigration: Dates vary.

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.

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Main Office

123 NW First Avenue

Miami, Florida 33128

Phone: (305) 579 – 5733

Walk-In Hours

Family 

MWF: 8:30am-2:00pm

Domestic Violence 

MTuWThF: 8:30am – 2:00pm

Housing  

F: 8:30am to 11:00am

Bankruptcy & Pro Bono

TuTh: 8:30am to 11:00am 

Guardianship Application *appt. only*

MTuWThF: 8:30am to 2:00pm

 

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

MTWTF 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM