100% Law Firm Projects

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Providing pro bono legal services as a firm is easy.  Let our team do the work – we arrange CLE credit, speakers and mentors for you.  Trainings can be held remotely and or in the convenience of your own office.  Our team of experts are here to help you and your firm achieve your pro bono aspirational goals.  Whether you accept cases children’s cases directly from Put Something Back in partnership with the Guardian ad Litem Program or handle a combination of civil and consumer matters, our agency is here to assist you in fulfilling your pro bono aspirational goals. To schedule a customized law firm virtual presentation, please email psb@dadelegalaid.org. No matter how big or small your firm there are pro bono projects and cases that fit each firm’s priorities.  We recognize that everyone has a busy schedule and are here to help streamline the referral and reporting process.  We have many pro bono opportunities which involve only a few hours of your time but make a tremendous difference in someone’s life by participating in one of our projects: Family Law & GAL Project, Child Advocacy & Foster Youth Children's Legal Collaborative Project, Probate & Guardianship Project, South Dade Adult Guardianship Project, Consumer Project, Housing Project, Disaster Relief Project, Patent Project, Venture Law Project, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Mentorship & Emeritus Attorney Project, Lawyers in the Law Library, and more.  Please consider finding time for a limited representation in an eviction or foreclosure case, or a simple no assets, no children uncontested divorce. Most bankruptcy and probate cases are relatively straightforward and uncomplicated, and we have numerous clients in need of a standard will.  For those with a corporate practice, we often have clients attempting to establish a 501(c)(3). We offer programs for corporate, litigation and government attorneys. For the 100% Law Firm Registration Form click here.

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For descriptions of some of our signature law firm projects see below:

Child Advocacy Project
Dade Legal Aid's Child Advocacy Project is generous supported by The Florida Bar Foundation. Attorneys have a unique opportunity to change a child's life upon receiving training, materials and seasoned mentors upon acceptance of a children's case.  To set up a firm training please contact our Child Advocacy Coordinator. 
Contact nikki.weisburd@gal.fl.gov to arrange training and accept a case.
 
Guardian ad Litem Project
Become a hero and volunteer to serve as a Guardian ad Litem "GAL" for children who are caught in the crossfire of contested matters and/or are victims or witnesses of domestic violence in Family Court, Domestic Violence Court, Probate and Immigration Hearings.  Attorneys are needed to interview children, relatives, and parties in English, Spanish  or Creole and to prepare a Report and Recommendations to the Court on the Child's Best Interests.
Contact sgrosman@dadelegalaid.org to schedule an in house training for your firm and to begin accepting GAL appointments.
 
Bankruptcy Clinics– Bankruptcy attorneys staff clinics sponsored by Put Something Back, The Bankruptcy Bar Association and The American College of Bankruptcy. Pro se debtors watch an online video designed to help pro se individuals followed by a question and answer session. Those in need of assistance with Chapter 7 & 13 cases apply on line and are referred to pro bono attorneys and law firms.
 
Covid-19, Consumer, and Housing Clinics
Attorneys will assist with interviewing prospective clients in English, Spanish and Creole. The majority of clients are referred by other providers who do not have the capacity to represent them. 
Contact housing@dadelegalaid.org to assist with screening, placement, or case acceptance.
 
Homeless Clinics –
Clients are referred by local shelters. The majority of clients need help with public assistance benefits (SNAP, WIC, TANF), Veterans Benefits, Social Security (SSDI, SSI), Unemployment, Eviction, Identification and licensing documents and Immigration. 

Small Claims “How To” Workshops– Workshops are presented by Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department to educate pro se litigants with claims in Landlord Tenant and other matters under $8,000.  Litigants may watch a presentation online and learn about the small claims court process. Click here for more information.

 
Immigration Clinics– Pro bono attorneys and firms may appear as a Friend of Court in Immigration proceedings on behalf of unaccompanied minors.  Volunteers receive remote training, mentors and extensive materials to guide you through this process.
 
Artists, Non Profit, Patent & Venture Law Clinics– Assist struggling artists, emerging arts groups, entrepreneurs, creative collaborations and start ups in need of your expertise.  The majority have questions on topics such as Taxation, Employment, Formation and By Laws.  Law firms are able aid those in need of free business tune ups.
 
Leave a Legacy Housing & Taxation Clinics- Information provided by Miami-Dade Housing Authority designed to help elderly homeowners who want to learn about estate planning and have questions regarding taxes, wills, insurance and reverse mortgages.