JUSTICE FOR FOSTER YOUTH at LAST
LEGAL HEALTH CHECK UP
Free legal consultation for young adults 18-25 who spent time in foster care. It is designed to provide legal advice and ascertain unmet legal needs for this vulnerable population.
Florida's Children First provides a detailed questionnaire, instructions, training (available on the web) and attorney support.
The total time for training and performing a Legal Health Check Up will take less than 5 hours. You decide whether you will provide any additional advice or representation after the initial meeting.
Depending on the circumstances this could be a short or very long term commitment. We will confer with you about the client's known issues before asking you to accept representation.
FLORIDA ATTORNEYS SAVING HOMES
The Florida Supreme Court has ordered all 20 judicial circuits to provide mediation to homeowners in foreclosure. Soon, we will have information on the mediation processes around the state and will recruit attorneys to help provide pro bono assistance. In addition, training materials are currently available and will soon also include mediation related materials.
The American Bar Association has recently launched a first-of-its kind national case referral project to deliver pro bono legal assistance in civil cases to active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their eligible family members: The ABA Military Pro Bono Project. Unlike several programs developed primarily to assist veterans, the ABA project serves active-duty service members. This web-based venture improves access to pro bono civil legal assistance for military personnel, including active-duty members of the National Guard and Reserves, while expanding opportunities for firms and attorneys to provide pro bono services.
Referrals of income-eligible military clients originate in military legal assistance offices after a thorough screening for legal merit by military handling attorneys, with additional screening by supervising military attorneys. The cases are then offered to attorneys and firms that have registered with the Project website. The Project is looking for attorneys and firms to register with their website to be offered pro bono opportunities when they arise. We are in particular need of family law practitioners. Please visit www.militaryprobono.org for more information and to sign up.
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