The South Florida Chapter of the FBA is proud to support the FBA’s public service and pro bono mission. In collaboration with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, we are pleased to provide numerous opportunities for our members to get involved in the community and make a difference, while honing their legal skills and enriching their own lives by helping those in need. The following opportunities are currently available:
- Represent a pro se litigant and try a civil case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Click here for a current list of available cases: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/?page_id=1086
- Become a mentor in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida’s Court-Assisted Re-Entry (C.A.R.E.) Initiative. Those who have rehabilitated themselves and lived positive lives following convictions have universally credited the positive role that others – friends, family, significant others, and mentors – have played in their re-entry into society. As a mentor, you will not only have the chance to be that positive influence in someone’s life, but you will strengthen your own community by reducing recidivism and enhancing public safety. To get involved, contact Lynette Herrera at Lynette_Herrera@flsp.uscourts.gov or click here: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/One-Page-CARE-Flyer.pdf.
- There are a wide range of Pro Bono opportunities available. The Florida Bar Foundation has done an excellent job consolidating them into one easy, user-friendly platform. https://thefloridabarfoundation.org/florida-pro-bono-matters/
Join the FBA South Florida Chapter’s Pro Bono Committee. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.