100% Law Firm & Corporate Counsel Projects

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Providing pro bono legal services as a law firm, legal department or voluntary bar association is easy with Put Something Back.  No matter how big or small your firm there are pro bono projects and cases that fit each firm’s priorities. Let our team do the work – we arrange CLE credit, speakers and mentors for you.  Trainings can be held remotely 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 and make an impact.  Whether you staff a Legal Clinic, accept cases children’s cases, or handle a combination of civil and consumer matters, our agency is here to assist you in fulfilling your firmwide pro bono aspirational goals. To schedule a customized law firm virtual presentation and or project, please email Stephanie Grosman, Esquire, Law Firm Coordinator sgrosman@dadelegalaid.org.

We recognize that everyone has a busy schedule and are here to help streamline the 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, Legal Intake Clinics, Probate & Guardianship Project, Consumer Project, Disaster Relief Project, Patent Project, Venture Law Project, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and more.  Please consider finding time for a case even if only 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 generously supported by Funding Florida Legal Aid and in partnership with the Statewide Office of the Guardian ad Litem.  Pro Bono 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 firmwide Child Advocacy and begin accepting dependency cases for our most vulnerable youth, please contact Nikki Weisburd, Esquire, our Child Advocacy Coordinator nikki.weisburd@gal.fl.gov.  
 
Guardian ad Litem Project – Become a hero and volunteer to serve as a Guardian ad Litem "GAL" for a child or children caught in the crossfire of contested matters and/or victims or witnesses to domestic violence in Family Court, Domestic Violence Court, Probate and Immigration Hearings.  Attorneys are needed to interview children, relatives, and parties in English, Spanish and Creole and to prepare a Report and Recommendations to present to the Court on the Child's Best Interests. Our team will guide you and mentor you throughout the process. Please contact Stephanie Grosman, Esquire, sgrosman@dadelegalaid.org to request an in house training for your firm and to begin accepting GAL appointments.
 
Legal Intake, Consumer, and Housing Clinics – Attorneys assist the project with providing counsel and advice brief services and legal guidance for prospective clients at courthouses and other locations throughout our community. Our team assists with selecting the clinic for your firm, screening and referring potential clients in English, Spanish and Creole, and other arrangements for our clinic project. If you and your firm or Voluntary Bar Association are interested in staffing a legal clinic, contact Stephanie Grosman, Esquire sgrosman@dadelegalaid.org to finding a clinic for you.
 
Bankruptcy Project – Bankruptcy attorneys accept cases, staff clinics, and serve as mentors to law students.  This project is sponsored by Put Something Back, The Bankruptcy Bar Association and The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation. At clinics, debtors watch an online video designed to help pro se individuals followed by a question and answer session. Those in need of further assistance with Chapter 7 & 13 are referred to Put Something Back pro bono attorneys, law firms and law schools clinics. To volunteer to accept Bankruptcy cases, contact Lotoya Brown, Esquire LBrown@dadelegalaid.org
 
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. Contact Lotoya Brown, Esquire for more information LBrown@dadelegalaid.org.
 
Volunteer Lawyers for the Art Clinics – Assist struggling artists, emerging arts groups, and creative collaborations in need of your expertise.  In partnership with Arts Business Council for over 25 years, the majority  of clients have questions on topics such as Taxation, Employment, Formation and By Laws.  Law firms are able aid those in need in a variety of areas of law. Contact Brittany Bonner, Esquire to get started Bbonner@dadelegalaid.org.
 
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. Contact BBonner@dadelegalaid.org.
 
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.
 
 


Disaster Relief Hotlines

Dade Legal Aid encourages firms to provide invaluable pro bono service by simply signing up with the Florida Bar YLD, in conjunction with the ABA Young Lawyers Section and FEMA, to volunteer with the Disaster Relief Hotline. Florida Bar members eligible to practice may volunteer to provide basic civil legal services for people who cannot otherwise afford legal representation in non-fee generating cases. To volunteer please complete the sign up form and review the Disaster Assistance Manual for Legal Services Advocates. Volunteers may assist by returning calls placed to the YLD’s 1-800 hotline or at FEMA centers. To volunteer, you simply need a willingness to serve, and have a basic understanding of common problems experienced by disaster victims. The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline coordinates volunteers seeking to assist disaster survivors with legal issues. For more information on the hotline, please visit the Disaster Legal Services page of the YLD website.

2024 Hurricane Season

The Hurricane Season is here! Please contact Brittany Bonner, Esquire, our firmwide disaster relief coordinator, to volunteer to assist disaster survivors in the aftermath of these life-changing events. Please consider offering your time by providing free legal services to fellow Floridians in their time of need. To volunteer contact Brittany Bonner bbonner@dadelegalaid.org

We understand that some attorneys may have concerns regarding conflicts of interest in assisting survivors with legal matters related to a federally declared disaster. However, in 2017, The Florida Supreme Court adopted Rule 4-6.6 that alleviates some of these concerns by easing the application of the conflict of interest rules in these situations. For more information on this regarding the adoption of Rule 4-6.6, please see the Florida Bar News article here.

You can sign-up to volunteer by clicking here.

For more information on the Disaster Legal Service Hotline, click here.

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