DISCLAIMER: This list is maintained by Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. (“LAS Broward”) for referral purposes only. LAS Broward cannot endorse or make any guarantee about the services provided by any other organization, as LAS Broward does not participate in and is not responsible for the representation decisions or performance of other organizations.
THROUGHOUT SOUTH FLORIDA American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”)
South Florida Chapter
Pro Bono Committee
|Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.491 North State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317
(Note: Although services are free, representation is limited to unaccompanied minors, crime victims and domestic violence victims.)
|Catholic Legal Serviceswww.cclsmiami.org|
|Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program3409 NW 9th Ave., Suite 1101
Oakland Park, FL 33309
|St. Thomas University School of Law Human Rights Institute (Broward County Office)12399 SW 53rd St., 2nd Flr.
Cooper City, FL 33330
|Americans for Immigrant Justice3000 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 400
Miami, FL 33137
|American Friends Immigrant Services1175 NE 125th St., Suite 417
North Miami, FL 33161
|Catholic Legal Services (Doral Office)7855 NW 12th St., Ste. 114
Doral, FL 33126
|Catholic Legal Services (Main Office)28 W. Flagler St., 10th Flr.
Miami, FL 33130
|Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program1921 NW 84th Ave.
Doral, FL 33126
|Colombian American Service Association (CASA)10300 SW 72nd St., Suite 387
Miami, FL 33173
|Florida International University College of Law, Carlos A. Costa Immigration & Human Rights Clinic11200 SW 8th St., Rafael Diaz-Balart 1010
Miami, FL 33199
|St. Thomas University School of Law Human Rights Institute2650 SW 27th Ave., Ste. 304
Miami, FL 33133
|St. Thomas Univ. School of Law Immigration Clinic16401 NW 37th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
|Univ. of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic1311 Miller Drive, E273
Coral Gables, FL 33146
|VIDA Legal Assistance27112 S. Dixie Hwy.
Naranja, FL 33032
(786) 525-9178 or (786) 601-6234
|PALM BEACH COUNTY|
|Catholic Charities Legal Services (Riviera Beach)100 W. 20th St.
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
|Catholic Charities Legal Services (Stuart)1300 E. 10th St.
Stuart, FL 34995
|Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program220 S. Congress Dr., Ste. 301
Delray Beach, FL 33445
|Legal Aid Service of Palm Beach County423 Fern Street, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
|Legal Aid Service of Collier County (Immokalee Office)1402 Newmarket Road West
Immokalee, FL 34142
|Legal Aid Service of Collier County (Naples Office)4125 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112
|THROUGHOUT SOUTH FLORIDA|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”)South Florida Chapter
Pro Bono Committee
FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY / FINDING A PRIVATE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY: Unlike in the criminal justice system, the government does not provide free lawyers (public defenders) in immigration court. Most organizations on this list require financial screening, as free or low cost legal services are limited to low-income individuals. Individuals who earn enough income to hire a private attorney can visit https://ailasouthflorida.org/about-us/findalawyer/ or http://www.ailalawyer.org/ to find an immigration attorney in their area.
WARNING ABOUT UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF LAW: Individuals must go to a licensed attorney for legal advice and assistance. Some non-profits also have “accredited representatives” who are non-attorneys authorized to provide limited services in some types of immigration cases. Do not go to a “notario,” “paralegal,” or “immigration consultant.” These non-attorneys cannot represent individuals in immigration processes, and are committing a felony offense in Florida by providing legal advice, even if they are “just filling out forms.” Fla. Stat. §454.23. Many immigrants’ lives and dreams have been destroyed by the false promises and incorrect advice of non-attorney “notarios.”