Dade Legal Aid ("DLA") provides free civil legal services for low-income children, foster youth, individuals and families in need in Miami-Dade County.  Since 1949, DLA has been passionately committed to providing "Access to Justice" to residents in dire need of legal representation without means to hire their own attorney. Dedicated Staff Attorneys and Pro Bono Volunteer Attorneys provide life-changing, and often life-saving services, in the areas of Child & Teen Advocacy, Guardian ad Litem, Foster Youth Guardianship, Human Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Probate & Guardianship, Consumer, Bankruptcy, Benefits, Evictions, Mortgage Foreclosure, Real Property, Wills, Small Claims, Immigration, Veterans, Disaster Relief, Nonprofit Incorporation, Intellectual Property, Patent & Venture Law. Each year, DLA assists thousands of clients involved in legal disputes that are very contentious and emotional, positively impacting the lives of over 10,000 residents annually utilizing a strategic mix of experienced staff attorneys, pro bono attorneys, law firm partnerships, law school stakeholders and dozens of collaborations with diverse organizations and groups with the aim of assisting vulnerable children, families and populations living in poverty.


Services include but are not limited to:

  • Child & Foster Teen Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence
  • Family Law & Family Stability
  • Human Sex Trafficking
  • Foster Youth Guardianship
  • Guardianship & Probate
  • Housing, Evictions & Real Property
  • Consumer, Bankruptcy, Collections
  • Elder Affairs
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Intellectual Property & Patent 
  • By Laws & Taxation
  • Disaster Relief
  • 100% Law Firm Projects
  • Law School Partnerships
  • Self Help "Pro Se" Clinics
  • Educational Workshops
  • Leave a Legacy Housing Program
  • Immigration
  • Startups
  • Small Claims

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