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April is Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month! Join Dade Legal Aid and help us provide critical, holistic civil legal services to vulnerable Miami-Dade County residents with nowhere else to turn to for help. Our staff of attorneys and paralegals are located in Homestead, Cutler Ridge, Hialeah, Caleb Center and Downtown where we serve the Elderly, Children, Persons with Disabilities, Veterans, and Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Repeat Violence. Dade Legal Aid - Put Something Back screens and process hundreds of clients online and by phone for those who are unable to travel to an office. To meet the growing needs, Put Something Back offers CLE training seminars and workshops year-round for volunteer lawyers who agree to accept pro bono cases. Areas of greatest need are Family Law, Guardianship, Child and Teen Advocacy, Domestic Violence, Probate, Immigration, Housing, Bankruptcy and Consumer Law. Join us at our upcoming events on May 24 for our 31st annual Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Family Law Seminar at the Lawson Family Courthouse and on June 9 at the annual Bankruptcy Conference at UM Law.  In addition to recruitment and training of pro bono lawyers, Put Something Back Pro Bono Project offers rewarding opportunities for attorneys and law firms to serve through projects we have created over the years: Wills on Wheels, 100% Law Firms, Hurricane Relief, Bankruptcy Clinics, Teen Trafficking Pro Bono Project, Habitat for Humanity, Legal Clinics for Creatives, Venture Law Project, Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project, Patent Pro Bono, Veterans Affairs, Self Help Clinics and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Dade Legal Aid's commitment to the community is evidenced by its ongoing presence in the community. The team springs forward each year to go above and beyond to serve the unmet legal needs of the less fortunate utilizing staff attorneys, law firm partnerships, pro bono attorney volunteers, mentors, law school clinics and collaborations with dozens of diverse voluntary bar associations and supporting organizations. Thanks to the combined efforts of staff attorneys and Put Something Back Pro Bono Project the agency obtained over $4,000,000 in benefits for clients last year and is able to serve hundreds of additional new clients each year. To become a volunteer or supporter, or to enroll in our upcoming trainings, please contact 


There are many pro bono opportunities through Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back Pro Bono Project, to fulfill your Attorney Oath.  As a lawyer, you have an opportunity to change someone’s life through pro bono legal services.  You can provide direct legal services to the poor, including  children, elders, persons with disabilities, veterans, victims of domestic violence, and victims of human trafficking. The gratitude received by pro bono clients is heartfelt and the satisfaction you will feel is rewarding.
Meeting your professional responsibility with Put Something Back is easy - you may  (1) annually provide at least 20 hours of pro bono legal service to the poor; or (2) annual donate $350 or more to Legal Aid or (3) do both!!  
The need for civil legal assistance is astounding in our community and your help is needed in all areas of law, including Child Advocacy, Family Law, Probate, Guardianship, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Housing. Participants in Dade legal Aid/Put Something Back receive FREE CLE Training, Malpractice Insurance Coverage, Reduced Costs, Mentoring, Support, Research, Experts, Co-Counsel, plus the personal gratification of giving back to our community’s less fortunate.   
Please “Put Something Back” and give your time and resources to representing the poor
Together we can make a difference! 
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