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Dade Legal Aid launched Class VII of the Dade Legal Aid (“DLA”) Leadership Academy bringing together young leaders of our community whose distinguished resumes reflect their accomplishments as well as their concerns for the profession.  They have excelled in their areas of practice, accepted pro bono cases, hosted events, and pledged to do more for the community.  The goals of the Academy are to enhance the members’ leadership skills and civic engagement by connecting Fellows with Legal Leaders of influential firms, members of the judiciary and clients in need. During the year, will develop a deeper understanding about issues facing Dade Legal Aid clients and the indigent in our community.  Meet our 2022-2023 Fellows:

The Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy is a very special program designed to mentor the next generation of leaders in our legal community by emphasizing pro bono service as an integral part of the practice of law. The ongoing success of the program is a testament to their commitment to help underrepresented individuals navigate the legal system.

Honorable Rodolfo Armando Ruiz, II, United States District Court Judge

Dade Legal Aid (“DLA”) provides a critical safety net of legal services for the indigent of Miami-Dade County in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Violence, Guardianship, Children & Foster Youth Advocacy, Bankruptcy, Housing, Foreclosure Defense, Probate, Nonprofits, Legal Clinics for the Self Represented, Venture Law, Taxation, CLE Educational Trainings and Community Workshops. For more information, please contact Stephanie Grosman, Staff Attorney, at 305-579-5733 ext. 2224 or

  • OTGNA DORNO, Office of Criminal Conflict
  • JESUS HERNANDEZKubicki Draper
  • VANESSA JOSEPHCatholic Legal Services
  • JENNIFER L. JUNGERGreenberg Traurig
  • JACOB KOFFSKYLaw Clerk to The Honorable Roy Altman, Judge, United States District Court 
  • ANDREA PICCOFoley & Lardner
  • JILLIAN POSTALLaw Offices of Aaron Resnick
  • EVAN ROBINSONLaw Clerk to The Honorable Frederico Moreno, Senior Judge, United States District Court
  • MARK ST. VIL, Law Offices of Mark St. Vil
  • JOSEPH WASSERKRUGMcDermott Will & Emery
  • ERIN WEINSTOCK, RumbergerKirk & Caldwell 
  • KAREN J. LADIS, Executive Director