Chief Judge Soto's Call for Volunteers for Dade Legal Aid!


Dear Fellow Bar Member:

By now you have received your Florida Bar Annual Dues Statement and Pro Bono Reporting Form. If you have not already responded to our previous requests, I strongly encourage you to volunteer with “Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back,” (“DLA/PSB”) the Official Pro Bono Program of our Circuit. If you already participate, now is the time to increase your involvement. Your support is essential to ensure that the impactful work of "Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back" continues to address the unmet civil legal needs facing vulnerable children, teens, families, the disabled, the elderly, veterans and nonprofits with nowhere else to turn for assistance.

Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back successfully represents thousands of clients each year facing evictions, foreclosures, bankruptcy, domestic violence, probate and other unaddressed critical legal issues. As Chief Judge of our Circuit, I urge you to address this crisis now by volunteering with Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back by accepting a case, staffing a clinic, lecturing at a seminar, serving as a mentor or participating in an approved project. Some of the many perks of providing pro bono services with "DLA/PSB" include: 100% Law Firm Projects; Free Admission to CLE Trainings; Malpractice Insurance Coverage on Cases Handled through DLA/PSB, Reduced Costs, Ongoing Support from Mentors with Decades of Experience, and Personal Satisfaction by “giving back” to the needy.

Please join us in donating your time, talent and resources today! Don’t delay, act now by visiting www.dadelegalaid.org or completing and returning the form (found here) to:

Bruce Levine, Esq., Project Coordinator

Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back

123 Northwest First Avenue, First floor, Miami, FL 33128

Thank you for giving unselfishly of your time and talent to those who have nowhere else to turn for legal assistance.

Sincerely yours,


Bertila Soto

Chief Judge