Volunteer

How Can I Help? BUY INS…

As attorneys, we took an Oath and solemnly swore to never reject, from any consideration the cause of the defenseless or oppressed. In support of that Oath, Florida Bar Rule 4-6.1 encourages attorneys to give back at least 20 hours of pro bono service annually or make a financial contribution of $350 and to report these contributions. Click here to contribute.  In Miami-Dade County, Dade Legal Aid is the designated agency for administering Florida’s Pro Bono Plan. That plan, outlined in Rule 4-6.1, Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, describes lawyers’ professional responsibility for pro bono service.  The professional responsibility may be discharged by: (1) annually providing at least 20 hours of pro bono legal services to the poor or (2) making an annual contribution of $350 to a legal aid organization Click here to contribute to Legal Aid. Each year, Dade Legal Aid requests participation from the county’s attorneys and forwards a sign up form to be completed. While accepting cases is the most common method for attorneys to fulfill their pro bono obligation, the importance of financial contributions must not be overlooked. “Buy Ins” are encouraged and these contributions augment Legal Aid’s budget which allows staff to provide additional services to the disadvantaged. Certain lawyers, however, may be limited by constitutional, statutory, rule, or other regulatory prohibitions and are deferred from participation under the rule. Dade Legal Aid offers a number of innovative and creative projects providing alternate pro bono service to answer the needs of these attorneys. You and your firm may also designate Dade Legal Aid in your United Way Charitable Giving and in your Estate Planning. Individual, CyPres, Corporate and other charitable donations help sustain the critical work of Dade Legal Aid. Click here to contribute and make a difference.  Donating and reporting on your Bar Dues Statement fulfills your pro bono requirement. Dade Legal Aid is grateful to all of its supporters.  

Donate..Time

As attorneys, we took an Oath and solemnly swore to never reject, from any consideration, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed. If you are an attorney and would like to accept a pro bono matter, please Click here or contact Blevine@dadelegalaid.org.  If you are seeking to handle a pro bono case, please let us know and we will either call you, email you or grant you access to a database of over 100 available cases available for placement.  If you are working on a case, please report your hours in order to receive pro bono credit. We always need attorneys for family law, child advocacy, guardian ad litem, probate, guardianship, domestic violence, landlord/tenant and bankruptcy cases.  Once you accept a case, you will receive a mentor and materials upon request.  If you are a paralegal or paraprofessional, please consider donating your time with administrative tasks, client intake, translating and clinics.  You can help make a difference and assist Dade Legal Aid to provide “Equal Access to Justice for All!” 

Buy In Contributions

As attorneys, we took an Oath and solemnly swore to never reject, from any consideration, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed. In support of that Oath, Florida Bar Rule 4-6.1 encourages each attorney to provide 20 hours of pro bono service OR make a minimum financial contribution of $350 each year. Click here to contribute – Your contribution fulfills your pro bono requirement so long as you report your donation on your Bar Dues Statement. Individual, Law firm, CyPres, Corporate and other charitable donations help sustain the critical work of Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back. Click here to make a contribution to help provide “Access to Civil Justice.

Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back and thousands of grateful pro bono clients says “THANKS!”