Praise from Clients

Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back remains committed to our clients and continues to provide legal services to domestic violence victims, residents facing eviction, unemployment, bankruptcy, collections,divorce, domestic violence, and those in need of Guardianships, a Guardian ad Litem or an Attorney ad Litem. Here are a few notes of appreciation from our clients and volunteers:

MAY 2020

First and foremost, I hope this email finds you and yours well.I am writing this email to THANK YOU, your secretary, and the legal aid team for everything you did for me and my children. I want you to know that I will be forever grateful, and that all of you will always be in my prayers. I hoped the judge would ask me if I was satisfied with my attorney’s services, because the answer is 100%! and I know that all the good you do will be returned to you! I look forward to keeping in touch with you, please be safe!

I just wanted to acknowledge that during the entire process of my case with Dade Legal Aid I found professionalism, sensibility, kindness, confidentiality and humanity from my pro bono attorney and her assistant. The communication and orientation they gave me regarding the legal process and documentation that I needed to present was excellent, far exceeding all of my expectations. I am grateful for their cordiality and interest they took in my case; they make an excellent work team! I congratulate them and wish them much success in their profession.

To the team at Put Something Back Program,I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude to those who work in the program and David Abrams P.A. About a year ago I came seeking help for a family issue during a difficult time. Going to court without guidance and representation can be very overwhelming. Luckily my case was accepted and I was assigned attorney David Abrams who promptly met me and provided clarity and guidance and always showed interest in helping with our case. He represented my family in court and was invaluable in finding a solution. His representation was like a gift of gold. I would like to thank him and the program for the wonderful work they have done for me, as well as thank the team for the great work they are doing for our community. I know many are faced with family issues and it can be overwhelming both financially and emotionally. The Put Something Back Program is an invaluable resource to our community. Thank you.

I’m so grateful to have had the chance to work at Dade Legal Aid this past year. Thank you for always being kind and wonderful. I truly value the advice and experiences I received. Under your guidance I’ve learned a lot and contributed towards making a positive difference in the lives of people who need assistance and deserve new beginnings. Thank you for everything!

January 2020

My attorney, Wendy Robbins, helped me back in 2010 with my divorce. I know I thanked you for your help but I wanted to reach out to you to say thank you again. I know that what you do is your job but you have honestly saved my life, and helped me to move on into my next chapter. After my court hearing we said our goodbye’s but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your help and how grateful I will always be to Legal Aid. You treated me as if I were any other paying client and for that I will always be grateful to you. Thank you again. God bless you!

Kind Regards,

I wanted to update you on the case that your attorney NICHOLAS KOLTAY helped me with. They closed the case because the respondent accepted a plea, including probation. Since he has time served he will be getting out much earlier. Even though these are not the results I would have hoped for I am very grateful and appreciative for all your help and support through this difficult process. You are very good at your job and more victims of domestic violence need lawyers like you and Legal Aid in their corner. So thank very much you from my little family.

I am elderly and and was dealing with damages to my home due to past hurricanes. I was unable to meet the financial burden of the repairs and my day to day living expenses so I had no other option but to file for bankruptcy. I would like to express my gratitude to all that make up the team at LEGAL AID. Today we had the final hearing at bankruptcy court which was successful, we won our case. In less than three weeks my case was ready for court. I am very grateful, from the bottom of my heart for JESSICA at PSB who guided me through the process, eased my concerns and referred me to attorney JULIA KEFALINOS. I have been treated with love, compassion and a level of professionalism as if I was a regular paying client. Even the judge acknowledged that my case was pro bono and thanked attorney KEFALINOS in front of all those present stating “I am very proud of you”. Thank you very much and above all many blessings.

“I cannot express how grateful and thankful I am for providing me with FREE legal assistance through your PUT SOMETHING BACK program.  The work and attention given to me by MR. CHARLES W. THROCKMORTON and his law firm, KOZYAK TROPIN & THROCKMORTON, was outstanding.  Thank you for handling my pro bono bankruptcy case. That first day of meeting I walked into his office feeling defeated.  He took the time to listen to me with empathy.  I left uplifted because of his kindness and respect towards me.  The paralegal assigned to my case was also an angel. She went beyond the call of duty in making sure during the process my questions and concerns were always answered and I was kept informed on how the process was going and what to expect.  This was handled with grace. I am indebted to PUT SOMETHING BACK for providing me with the legal assistance needed to get back on track for my future.”
A client of MR. DAVID ALSCHULER wrote:  “I am very satisfied with the services my attorney provided.  I can’t believe this program is free for people like me. Thank you PUT SOMETHING BACK for how you helped me during this difficult time in my life and thank you to Mr. Alschuler for dedicating your time to my case.” 
“I was unable to pay an attorney and someone recommended Dade Legal Aid.  I was assigned an attorney through PUT SOMETHING BACK. My pro bono attorney, ZACHARY JAMES, of Meland Russin and Budwick is extremely dedicated, capable, knowledgeable and never made me feel like he was doing me a favor by taking my  case.  He always responded in a timely manner to any issues or concerns. I am forever grateful to him.”
“I cannot express how grateful and thankful I am for the work and attention given to us by Dade Legal Aid Attorney WENDY ROBBINS during the lengthy and complex process to obtain guardianship for my father with advanced Alzheimer’s.  Our questions and concerns were always answered in a short time frame and we were always kept informed on how the process was going and what to expect.   Thank you for making this difficult process that much easier for my family.” 

Put Something Back is amazing and you are doing a wonderful service for the community! I can’t thank you enough for taking my mortgage foreclosure case! My attorney WES COLGAN was amazing, easy to talk to and knows how to handle himself well! I can’t say enough good things about him.” “I am very satisfied with your work and the assistance you gave me.  My lawyer YOLANDE HENRY of LEGAL AID SOCIETY really did an excellent job!  I can’t believe this service is free for low income people in Miami like me.” September 2017

Thank you to my attorney NICOLE GRIMAL HELMSTETTER for handling my pro bono bankruptcy case.  As a disabled senior citizen, I had a difficult issue and was not sure how to proceed. Thank you PUT SOMETHING BACK for finding her for me She is an angel.” 

A client of STEVE PAULSON wrote:  “Thanks to my attorney and everyone else at Dade Legal Aid in the Domestic Violence department for your great assistance and the kindness afforded to me during these most difficult and challenging times.” 

“I  don’t know how to express my deep gratitude, I am so grateful She was wonderful! Thank you for everything,”  wrote a client of STEPHANIE GROSMAN

“CANDIS TRUSY was an angel.  She went above and beyond.  Thank you for everything!” 

“Thank you very much, everything she did was excellent.  Attorney PATRICIA REDMOND helped me with my bankruptcy quickly.  She treated me like one of her paying clients.  I got really first class treatment.  For that, I am forever grateful. God bless you all.” 

“My bankruptcy attorney, DOROTHY NEGRIN changed my life!  She was so organized! Thank you Dade Legal Aid and Put Something Back for finding me the best attorney to help me get a fresh start.  If I can ever repay you I will. Dade Legal Aid  changed my life!  Thank you!” 

JUANITA CENDAN did a magnificent job, she is an excellent attorney.  She solved problems for me and my kids.  Thank you so much, Dade Legal Aid & Put Something Back, for assigning my case to her, she is a wonderful person!” 

A client of MARK BROWN wrote:  “Thank you all for your help; may God bless all of you.” 

“I highly recommend this program,” wrote a client of ROBERT MEYER. “He helped save my home from foreclosure.  I will never forget him. Thank you so much. I would like to thank your program for your the help.  I have two children  and was served  foreclosure notice and my husband left our home.  I went to  government agencies and tried working  with my mortgage company but was left frustrated, confused and scared.  Mr. Meyer  and his associates really cared about my case.  He  took the time to explain the process and my options .  All of his co workers are nice and professional.  They continue  to help me and keep me updated  and return my calls  if I have any questions.  I would highly  recommend  Mr. Meyer and his firm.”