VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS

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**

**IMMIGRATION** 

*Multiple Pro Bono Attorneys Urgently Needed for Cases re: Unaccompanied Minor Children. Training and mentors offered*

*Cuban Immigrants living in US since the 80's need Pro Bono Attorney assistance for proper paperwork in order to straighten their paths to become productive working people.  They have the SSN but cannot get an ID so need help to obtain housing*  

**CHILD ADVOCACY, FAMILY & DOMESTIC RELATIONS**

*Multiple Pro Bono Attorneys Needed - Judges request GAL attorneys for minor(s) in multiple contested matters*

*Court requests Spanish speaking pro bono attorney ad litem for minor child with autism.*

*Client Needs Spanish speaking attorney for uncontested divorce. There are no children, no assets, no property*

*Judge requests GAL attorney for minor child/victim witness to sexual assault of the mother*

*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 Guardianship for Veteran*

*Pro Bono Attorney Needed to Assist Client of modest means with a Will to ensure home and minor assets go to children - one of the siblings has a disability*

*Pro Bono Attorney Needed to Advocate on behalf of Elderly Client 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*

**BANKRUPTCY**

*Pro Bono Attorney Needed to file Chapter 7 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 Attorney Needed to handle case for pro se inventor who lacks means to hire their own attorney*

These are just a few of the dozens of available, pre-screened PSB pro bono cases. Please contact info@dadecountyprobono.org or psb@dadelegalaid.org  or call 305-579-5733 ext. 2249.  Lawyers are always needed for family law and probate cases.  Please save these dates:

October 20, 2017 - CHILDREN AND IMMIGRATION SEMINAR by leading providers of child advocacy and immigration legal services - Americans for Immigrant Justice, CABA Pro Bono, Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back and Lawyers for Children America- at Holland & Knight.

October 23, 2017 - CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY SEMINAR by the Bankruptcy Bar Association, Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back and the Courts - at US Bankruptcy Courthouse. 

November 28, 25th Annual Nuts & Bolts of Divorce Seminar by Seminar by DCBA Family Courts Committee, YLS and Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back - at Family Law Court house.

All three seminars feature distinguished faculty of  judges and experts in the field.  FREE cle and training in exchange for accepting at least one pro bono case. Mentors available.

If you perform pro bono legal work on your own or for another agency, please let us know so we can count you among the  thousands of lawyers providing pro bono services across Miami.  If you are looking to take pro bono cases for agencies throughout the state, visit Floridaprobono matters, a website listing statewide cases. For law firm collective satisfaction forms click here  and here to download and return to info@dadecountyprobono.org.  Thanks to all who have taken pro bono cases. You are doing your part to improve our community, help the less fortunate and restore pride and professionalism in the legal profession. We appreciate your support and commitment to providing equal access to civil justice for the economically disadvantaged of Miami-Dade County. If you would like to make a contribution to support this website please click here.  We appreciate your support!

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