Joining is Simple: Don't know how or where to get a pro bono case? If you are a member of The Florida Bar in good standing, you may simply begin volunteering by completing and submitting the opportunities form below. Don't know what type of matter you want to handle? Don't worry, once we confirm you are a Florida Bar Licensed attorney you may contact us for your password and instructions on how to access available pro bono matters on line, how to register for upcoming CLE seminars, where to download training materials, request mentors and much more. Once approved, you will receive notification and a password in order to peruse available cases on issues such as child advocacy, family law, housing, probate, bankruptcy, patent and consumer pro bono matters and opportunities to assist those who are self-represented, to provide limited-scope representation or direct legal representation. In some cases, it may even be possible to provide meaningful pro bono assistance remotely without ever leaving your office or ever meeting a client face to face through the use of technology. DadeCountyProBono.org offers a full range of opportunities and options from staffing clinics and hotlines to serving as mentors to providing full representation including appeals. Please explore the cases below and see how you can help the leaders in the pro bono community protect and promote access to justice.
**FEATURED CASES IN NEED OF ATTORNEYS**
CHILD ADVOCACY, FAMILY & DOMESTIC RELATIONS
*Judge requests Spanish speaking GAL attorney for minor(s) in contested matter*
*Court requests attorney ad litem for minor child with autism.*
*Client needs Spanish speaking attorney for uncontested divorce - no children, no assets, no property*
*Judge requests GAL attorney for minor child who is a witness to sexual assault of the mother. Father is incarcerated*
*Pro bono attorney needed for transgender name change*
*Pro bono attorney needed for older foster teen victim of human trafficking*
PROBATE & GUARDIANSHIP
*Pro bono attorney needed for minor children whose mother passed away from cancer. She had a 401k but no property or other assets*
*Spanish speaking pro bono attorney needed to assist client of modest means who needs a will to ensure her home and minor assets go to children - one of the siblings has a disability*
*Pro bono attorney needed to advocate on behalf of Spanish-speaking elderly woman with a mental disorder who inherited a home. All heirs are in agreement*
*Pro bono attorney needed to transfer deed to house to client who inherited modest home from grandmother - no other relatives living*
*Pro bono Spanish speaking attorney needed to file Chapter 7 due on behalf of victim of domestic violence who incurred debts while in a shelter hiding from her abuser*
*Pro bono attorney needed to file bankruptcy in order to reinstate driver's license for Creole-speaking elderly person*
*Pro bono attorney needed to file bankruptcy for legally blind senior who is a veteran*
NON PROFIT & PATENT
*Pro bono attorney needed to serve on board of emerging nonprofit*
*Patent attorneys are needed to handle cases for pro se inventors who lack means to hire their own attorneys*
These are just a few of the available PSB pro bono cases. If you do not find what you are looking for,or have comments or questions, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-579-5733 ext. 2249. Lawyers are always needed for family law cases. Please save the date AUGUST 30, 2017 for the next PROBATE SEMINAR, "YOU BE THE JUDGE is open to all lawyers interested in learning about probate law. Seminar features a distinguished faculty of judges and experts in the field. FREE cle and training in exchange for accepting at least one pro bono probate case from Put Something Back.
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