A Joint Pro Bono Project of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and the Dade County Bar Association
"PRO BONO": Latin term meaning "for the public good".
The Put Something Back Pro Bono Project is the official program for providing pro bono, or free legal assistance to the needy population of Miami-Dade County. It is designed to increase access to the civil legal system by serving as an umbrella agency for referral to all other legal service providers and as a clearinghouse for attorneys who volunteer to help the indigent of the community. Through this project, clients are referred to volunteer attorneys experienced in a wide range of legal matters, including: family cases; children's matters requiring Guardians Ad Litem in juvenile dependency, probate and civil court; consumer and housing concerns; domestic violence permanent injunction matters; AIDS and other health crisis issues; social security and veterans benefits; employment matters; the preparation and processing of Wills; and, non-fee generating civil court cases where damages at issue are greater than $5,000. Since its inception in 1992, the program has handled nearly 34,000 cases and recruited more than 7,000 attorneys, including 210 law firms who have signed up 100% of their membership. It is the largest and most comprehensive pro bono project in Florida.
To reach Put Something Back, contact the Legal Aid Society at (305)579-5733 ext. 2252.