Dade Legal Aid helps low-income residents of Miami-County with family law issues. Clients  may apply in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and on Friday's from 8:30 am - 12 noon at 123 NW 1 Avenue, Miami, FL 33128.  No appointment required. Clients are seen on a first come/first serve basis.  Dade Legal Aid provides appropriate auxiliary aids and services at no cost to deaf or hard of hearing clients and companions.  Please bring proof of income, a current photo I.D. and all information relevant to your case.  If you do not have custody of a minor child and meet the income guidelines, Dade Legal Aid may refer you to Put Something Back ("PSB")  which refers income eligible clients to pro bono attorneys for free, or the Self Help Programs.  PSB does not handle emergencies or guarantee they can find an attorney to assist you and the process may take several weeks.  PSB Intake is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 - 11:00 am at 123 NW 1 Ave, first floor.  In 1994, the Family Court Self Help Program was initiated through a coalition of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and Dade Legal Aid to increase Access to the Courts for the many pro se litigants who may not meet the guidelines for Dade Legal Aid or PSB.  To contact the Family Court Self-Help Program see below:


Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue Room 2441
Miami, Florida 33128
Telephone: (305) 349-7800

8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday except for legal holidays.


Another option to consider is the Dade County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service  (305) 371-2646. You may also visit