Meet Our Put Something Back Pro Bono Project Team

A. Bruce Levine
Senior Supervising Attorney - Pro Bono Manager

Mr. Levine, Senior Supervising Attorney and Manager of the Pro Bono Department, joined Dade Legal Aid in 1993 as part of the Hurricane Andrew We Will Rebuild efforts funded by the Knight Foundation. At the conclusion of the grant he joined “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project as a Staff Attorney and is currently the dedicated Pro Bono Manager of the Circuit’s Official Pro Bono Project. He is a Past-President of the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association and a Recipient of the Kay Meyers Pro Bono Coordinator Award for his passion, dedication and leadership in the community. Mr. Levine screens, refers and assists thousands of clients annually and refers them to pro bono attorneys and 100% Law Firm Stakeholders. He has personal relationships with hundreds of Coordinators and law firm Pro Bono Committees. In addition to coordinating Law Firm Projects and cutting edge CLE seminars, he staffs a monthly Legal Hotline and recruits and supervises law school interns year round. Mr. Levine has served as Vice-Chair of the Dade County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and is a member of the Dade County Anti-Defamation League Civil Rights Committee. Mr. Levine was born and raised in Hollywood, CA, and received his B.A. from the University of Southern California and his J.D. from Whittier Law School. Please contact blevine@dadelegalaid.org

Mahalaxmi "Lucky" Subramanian
Bankruptcy Fellow

Mahalaxmi (“Lucky”) Subramanian graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018 and became the Bankruptcy Fellow for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida. Shortly thereafter, she was admitted to the Florida Bar and sworn in by Chief Judge Laurel M. Isicoff. Lucky attained an LLB (Hons) Law degree from the University of Nottingham in England and a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Law in London. Lucky has interned internationally in law firms in Switzerland, Oman, and the United States. She also interned for Judge William L. Thomas, Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and for Chief Judge Laurel M. Isicoff, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida. From August 2017 to May 2018, Lucky interned in the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law. As the Bankruptcy Fellow for the Bankruptcy Bar Foundation for the Southern District of Florida, she works with the bankruptcy law school clinics at the University of Miami, St. Thomas University, and Nova Southeastern University. For any bankruptcy related questions and to volunteer with Put Something Back, please contact bankruptcy@dadelegalaid.org.

Alex Perez
Disaster Fellow
Jessica Napoles Zuvic
Pro Bono Coordinator

Jessica Napoles Zuvic is the project coordinator with Put Something Back. She joined the team as a domestic violence paralegal in 1998 after volunteering at Dade Legal during middle school and high school. She worked in the Miami Beach office where she assisted hundreds of victims receive protection orders, coordinated countless victim relief benefits, as well as community trainings for local authorities and outreach. In 2013, she joined the Put Something Back Department at Dade Legal Aid where she screens and processes thousands of clients each year using technology and innovations. She helps to recruit attorneys, staff clinics, organize CLE training, locate mentors and process cases, including Patent Pro Bono cases and requests for Guardians ad Litem from the Court. She also oversees the pre-law intern mentorship program working with the agency’s Americorp VISTA’s. Since 2017, Ms. Zuvic has served as the 11th Circuit Pro Bono Administrator assisting with implementation of the circuit pro bono plan. jnapoles@dadelegalaid.org

Maria "Vicky" Dopico
Legal Assistant