Pro-Bono at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, multiple members of our chapter volunteered their time at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. After receiving a tutorial from the LSGM staff on how to handle certain intake matters and the associated paperwork, our members went to work meeting with their new found clients in individual offices provided by LSGM. Our chapter provided counsel and guidance to members of our community who were in need of assistance in matters such as a landlord’s failure to return their security deposits and other contractual disputes headed to small claims court. Our members helped their clients distill their stories so they would be persuasive with the Court, assisted in procuring the necessary paperwork for filing and service, and compiled all evidence for them so they could present it to the Court in a orderly and persuasive fashion when they were in court.
On behalf of the FBA, we would like to say a special thank you to the staff at LSGM for inviting us and for providing us the tutorial so we felt confident going into our meetings with our new-found clients.
- Category: Civics and Community Outreach / Law Clerks
- Date: August 30, 2018