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  • Tour and A Toast Reception Photo GalleryOct, 17, 2017

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    MIAMI CITY COMMISSIONER FRANCIS X. SUAREZ CUTS THE RIBBON ON A NEW HOME FOR LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI Over 100 guests joined Legal Services of Greater Miami (Legal Services) and Miami City Commissioner Francis X. Suarez on October 5th as he cut the ribbon on the new home of Legal Services at The Chesterfield … Click to read more

  • Meet Our Newest DonorAug, 02, 2017

  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Receives Major Gift from Holland & KnightJul, 27, 2017

  • OUR PHONES ARE DOWNJul, 18, 2017

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    July 18, 2017 – We are experiencing problems with our phone system and are currently unable to take calls. We apologize for the inconvenience if you are trying to reach us by telephone. If you are a new client applying for services you can do so on the website by clicking the Get Help tab … Click to read more

  • Meet Our Newest DonorJun, 28, 2017

  • 2017 Legal Education InstituteMay, 16, 2017

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    2017 Legal Education Institute Webinar Series Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is pleased to offer the 2017 Legal Education Institute Webinar Series. The Institute is an opportunity for providers and community groups to be trained on legal issues concerning low-income people.  The trainings will be offered as webinars so that you can conveniently attend from your office. … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Assists Elderly Client Recover Tax RefundMar, 27, 2017

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    Client went to a preparer in early 2015 to have his 2014 tax return prepared. The preparer prepared the return, added a false credit and then changed the account information for the direct deposit. The IRS deposited client’s refund into a bank account controlled by the preparer. After transferring the funds several times, the preparer withdrew the … Click to read more

  • Meet Our Newest DonorMar, 22, 2017

  • Meet Our Newest DonorMar, 08, 2017

  • New Pro Bono Website Helps Place Pro Bono CasesMar, 03, 2017

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    Now lawyers in Miami-Dade County who want to volunteer their services have an easy way to find the right case through an interactive website funded by The Florida Bar Foundation. The Florida Pro Bono Matters website is being piloted right now through with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Americans for Immigrant Justice, and CABA Pro … Click to read more

  • Landlord Tenant InitiativeMar, 01, 2017

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    America has an eviction crisis. Every year, millions of American families are evicted from their homes, and the recent book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, highlights how evictions trap families in poverty. Jeffrey Hearne, Director of Litigation at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., has been conducting trainings to law firms on … Click to read more

  • Marcia K. Cypen Selected as Recipient of 2017 Community Service AwardFeb, 22, 2017

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    Congratulations to our leader and executive director, Marcia K. Cypen, who has been selected as the recipient of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2017 Community Service Award. The Community Service Award is presented to a judge, or an attorney in exceptional circumstances, who has championed important issues and demonstrated significant leadership in service to our … Click to read more

  • Edie Laquer Reception Photo GalleryFeb, 17, 2017

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    Please enjoy photos taken at the Edie Laquer Reception where we honored Ms. Laquer and celebrated the establishment of The Edie Laquer Foundation Endowed Women and Children’s Rights Attorney Chair at Legal Services. 

  • Meet Our Newest DonorFeb, 15, 2017

  • Fisher Island Photo GalleryFeb, 13, 2017

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    Thank you for joining us at the Fisher Island Showcase Event!

  • Legal Services Staff Presents at ABA Mid-Year MeetingFeb, 06, 2017

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    Last week Jeffrey Hearne,  our Director of Litigation, served as a panelist on “Ethically Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity”  at the American Bar Association February 2017 Midyear Meeting in Miami. Shahrzad Emami, Advocacy Director of our Affordable Housing and Community Development unit, participated as a faculty member at the 31St Annual Land Use Institute:  Planning, … Click to read more

  • Title: Bar Leaders Promote Economic Impact of Civil Legal AidFeb, 03, 2017

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    by Celia Ampel, Daily Business Review Legal aid programs don’t just support the democratic principle of justice for all, bar leaders said Thursday — they also provide $7 in economic impact for every dollar spent. That’s according to a new study commissioned by the Florida Bar Foundation, which found that $83 million in funding for 33 … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Board Member Acknowledged by NLADAFeb, 01, 2017

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    Congratulations to Juanita Alvarez one of our client board members. Juanita was awarded the National Legal Aid & Defender Association award for her work in supporting Legal Services and bring awareness of Legal Services to the community. Thank you, Juanita for all your hard work and dedication to Legal Services. 

  • Legal Services Receives $1 Million Dollar GiftJan, 26, 2017

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    By J. Albert Diaz Legal Services of Greater Miami has received a $1 million gift from commercial real estate broker Edie Laquer to endow the nonprofit organization’s first attorney chair focused on women and children’s rights. The donation established the Edie Laquer Foundation women and children’s rights endowed attorney chair. Rebecca Schram of the legal … Click to read more

  • Please Join Us for Cocktails and Conversation with Gilbert KingJan, 19, 2017

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    Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres followed by a Captivating presentation and engaging discussion with GILBERT KING: Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America” Saturday, February 4, 2017 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM  Palazzo del Mare 7111 Fisher Island Drive Fisher Island  Cocktails … Click to read more

  • Meet Our Newest DonorJan, 19, 2017

  • Holiday Wine Tasting Photo GalleryDec, 07, 2016

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    Thank you for joining us at our Holiday Wine Tasting!

  • Meet Our Newest DonorsNov, 14, 2016

  • Join Us for a Holiday Wine TastingNov, 14, 2016

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  • Volunteer Spotlight – Stephanie CarmanNov, 07, 2016

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    The Volunteer Spotlight features a board member, volunteer, or staff member whose time and effort has proved to be instrumental to the furthering of our mission. This month’s volunteer spotlight is on Stephanie Carman. Stephanie focuses on complex litigation and healthcare matters at Hogan Lovells. She counsels and defends health industry clients in internal and … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Welcomes Two Americorps Equal Justice FellowsOct, 21, 2016

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    We are delighted to announce that Brittney Horton and Ana Perez have joined the Legal Services Team. Both Brittney and Ana are being hosted as one-year fellows by Equal Just Works Americorps. Brittney will be working with at-risk and homeless veterans focusing on removing barriers to housing, employment, and self-sufficiency. Ana will be working with … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Staff Award WinnersSep, 30, 2016

  • Legal Services Welcomes New Board MembersSep, 29, 2016

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    Legal Services welcomes their new members to its Board of Directors. These include: Scott Baena, Esq., of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, appointed by the Dade County Bar Association; Damaris Del Valle, Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office, appointed by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Bruce Solow, Esq., Sanchez-Roig & … Click to read more

  • There’s another side of Coconut Grove getting wiped outSep, 27, 2016

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    BY ARIEL ZIRULNICK Your View is a recurring series of opinion pieces from members of The New Tropic community. To share your ideas, goals, and work about Miami with the community in a Your View piece, please email us athello@thenewtropic.com. Renescha Coats is a lifelong Coconut Grove resident and tenant in South Winds Apartments in … Click to read more

  • Volunteer Spotlight – Lilly Ann SanchezSep, 20, 2016

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    The Volunteer Spotlight features a board member, volunteer, or staff member whose time and effort has proved to be instrumental to the furthering of our mission. This month’s Volunteer Spotlight shines on Lilly Ann Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez is a former federal prosecutor and is currently a Shareholder of The LS Law Firm. Ms. Sanchez handles the full range of white collar offenses, … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Advocacy Director Receives SFCDC AwardSep, 15, 2016

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    The 5th Annual South Florida Community Development Coalition (SFCDC) Awards for Excellence in Community Development acknowledges outstanding achievement within the community development field in Miami-Dade County. The awards program was created by SFCDC to highlight and celebrate exemplary professionals, practitioners, organizations and projects in our community. This year Legal Services Advocacy Director Shahrzad Emami was selected as … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Hosts Pro Bono Clinic in Monroe CountySep, 13, 2016

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    Pro Bono Legal Clinic A Joint “Pilot” Project of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. and 16th Circuit Pro Bono Committee Clinic Schedule o February 10, 2017 o April 7, 2017 o June 2, 2017 o August 11, 2017   What does the Pro Bono Legal Clinic cover? o Small Claims Court matters which involve disputes … Click to read more

  • Stearns Weaver Helps Legal Services ClientAug, 30, 2016

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    Back in 2012, Mr. C had been tricked into signing a deed to Mr. Y,  who promised to help him save his home from an impending foreclosure.  At the time, Mr. C was in a desperate situation.  His furniture restoration business had failed, he had lost his nose as a result of skin cancer, and … Click to read more

  • We Need YOUR InputAug, 29, 2016

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    Legal Services is looking working on a strategic plan for the next five years. Click here to complete a survey and provide us with your opinion on the future of Legal Services.

  • Meet Our Newest Bronze DonorsAug, 28, 2016

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    Legal Services thanks our newest Bronze donors,

  • Notice to Clients – ZikaAug, 04, 2016

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    As per The Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, pregnant women should avoid our main office location. If you are currently a client of Legal Services and pregnant, please inform your attorney immediately, If you are a potential client and pregnant, please apply for services online at Legal Services Online Intake or by phone at 305-576-0080. Aviso a Clientes … Click to read more

  • Marcia Cypen Named Legal Luminary by DCBAAug, 03, 2016

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    Marcia K. Cypen, Executive Director of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., has been named a Legal Luminary in the category of Pro Bono and Public Interest by popular vote of her peers in the Dade County Bar Association.    “It has been an honor and a privilege to devote the last 40 years to protecting … Click to read more

  • Volunteer Spotlight – Whitney UntiedtJul, 29, 2016

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    This month’s Volunteer Spotlight shines on Whitney Untiedt. Ms. Untiedt serves as Akerman’s Director of Pro Bono Initiatives. She supervises Akerman’s many pro bono programs and provides her firm’s attorneys with pro bono opportunities that are in line with their philanthropic focus. Ms. Untiedt has been a steady volunteer for our Small Claims Court Clinic … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Attorneys Change DCF PolicyJul, 25, 2016

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    Since January 1, 2016, over 340,000 low-income people in Florida have lost their food stamp benefits due to the re-implementation of work requirements. Legal Services attorneys James Slater and Liam McGivern have filed challenges in a variety of forums to ensure that the state provides their clients, and all people subject to the work requirements, … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Featured in the South Florida Legal GuideJul, 21, 2016

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    Legal Services was featured in the South Florida Legal Guide’s midyear issue. In their pro bono section, the guide published a profile of our program and 50th anniversary, turn to page 14 to read the profile.    https://issuu.com/sflg/docs/south_florida_legal_guide_midyear_2

  • Ana-Bo Emmanuel Selected as Legacy’s 40 Under 40Jul, 14, 2016

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    Congratulations to Legal Services staff attorney Ana-Bo Emmanuel on being selected by Legacy Magazine as one of “Miami’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow” of 2016. Ana-Bo recently joined the Legal Services team and is working in our housing unit. Congratulations to Ana-Bo!

  • Volunteer Spotlight – Barnaby MinJun, 30, 2016

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    The Volunteer Spotlight features a board member, volunteer, or staff member whose time and effort has proved to be instrumental to the furthering of our mission. This month our Volunteer Spotlight is on Legal Services Board Member Barnaby Min. Mr.  Min is the Deputy City Attorney in charge of land use, transactional, and general government matters as well as the administration of the Office of the City Attorney.  … Click to read more

  • Judge Logue Presents: Race, Rights, & PowerJun, 29, 2016

  • Older Floridians Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Older FloridiansJun, 28, 2016

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    The Florida Justice Institute just republished the Sixth Edition of the Older Floridians Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians. Available here: http://www.floridajusticeinstitute.org/publications/ The Handbook was a wonderful collaborative effort of Legal Services along with many other programs including the Florida Justice Institute, Bay Area Legal Services, the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy and Carlton … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Hosts Tax Settlement DayJun, 22, 2016

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    On March 10th, Legal Services’ Senior Attorney, Mary Ann David, helped organize the first Tax Court Settlement Day in South Florida.  IRS Counsel’s office sent out letters to all unrepresented taxpayers with cases on the April 18th Tax Court docket inviting them to come to the Tax Court Settlement Day event in an effort to settle their tax … Click to read more

  • Hughes Hubbards’ Aviva Wernick Helps Legal Services ClientJun, 21, 2016

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    Congratulations to Legal Services Attorney Sean Rowley and his co-counsel Aviva Wernick at Hughes Hubbard who represented a client living in public housing whose spouse died.  Unfortunately, he was never added to the lease and the County sought to eject him from the unit as an unlawful occupant.  We argued that as a matter of law he … Click to read more

  • Legal Services and Pro Bono Attorneys Successfully Join Forces Once AgainJun, 16, 2016

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    Cleygon came to Legal Services for help with a reverse mortgage foreclosure.  Legal Services attorneys joined forces with pro bono attorneys Robert Segear and Patricia Green to save Cleygon’s family home of more than forty years, successfully preventing homelessness for this veteran. When Cleygon’s father passed away, the reverse mortgage became due and payable.  As … Click to read more

  • Volunteer Spotlight – Stanley WakshlagJun, 07, 2016

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    Thank you Stanley for your support. The Volunteer Spotlight features a board member, volunteer, or staff member whose time and effort has proved to be instrumental to the furthering of our mission. This month our Volunteer Spotlight is on Stanley Wakshlag. Mr. Wakshlag’s practice at Kenny Nachwalter concentrates on class action litigation, securities litigation, director … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Attorneys Elected to YLS of DCBAJun, 06, 2016

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    Legal Services Staff Attorneys  Evian White and James Slater were elected to the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Dade County Bar Association.  Evian White will serve as Secretary of the YLS while James Slater will serve as a Director.   Ms. White is a Staff Attorney in the Tenants’ … Click to read more

  • 50 Years, 50 Voices Event Photo GalleryOct, 05, 2015

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    Thank you for commemorating with us and honoring some of the community leaders who shaped the history of Miami through Legal Services. The event took place on Oct. 1, 2015 and marked the opening of the “50 years, 50 Voices” photo exhibit and book which will be on display at HistoryMiami during the month of … Click to read more

  • Housing Troubles Plague South Florida TenantsSep, 30, 2015

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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Apartments with windows that don’t open, sweltering conditions and charges by the city that some residents are living in an illegal rental unit. Those were the concerns expressed by a worried renter who recently reached out to CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen asking for help. On a recent drive with Jerry Jaramello, he … Click to read more

  • Local nonprofit, Legal Services of Greater Miami, hosts its 6th Annual “Heart of Giving” Celebration and Judicial ReceptionJun, 09, 2015

  • Tenants of dilapidated apartment file lawsuit against ‘slumlord millionaire’May, 26, 2015

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    Three Miami families filed a lawsuit Friday against their landlord — known as “Slumlord Millionaire” — alleging a disregard for safety due to deplorable living conditions.Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc. and Florida Legal Services, Inc. filed the lawsuit on behalf of Gaynisha Williams, Shannon Daniels and Lakeisha Chatfield against the three companies that own the property — Miami Beverly, Liberty Apartments and Freedom Apartments.

  • Announcing our Summer 2015 FellowsMay, 22, 2015

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    Our Summer Fellows with be working in the substantive areas of tax, veterans advocacy, tenant’s rights, homeownership, consumer, and disability law.

  • 6th Annual “Heart of Giving” Celebration and Judicial ReceptionMay, 08, 2015

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    Legal Services of Greater Miami hosted its 6th annual “Heart of Giving” Celebration and Judicial Reception, attracting more than 450 prominent legal, business and community leaders including judges, attorneys, executives and elected officials. Guests enjoyed the delectable dishes by Thierrys Catering and Events Design, and were entertained by Vinyl Blvd, the jazz ensemble brainchild of jazz vocalist … Click to read more

  • Legal Services of Greater Miami set to host annual Judicial ReceptionMay, 03, 2015

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    Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc. (LSGMI) will host its sixth-annual “Heart of Giving” Celebration and Judicial Reception on Thursday, May 7, at the Elastika Space in the Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., in the heart of the Miami Design and Arts District. LSGMI’s signature annual event is one of South Florida’s largest annual … Click to read more

  • Evian White Selected As Academy Fellow of The Florida Bar Leadership AcademyMay, 02, 2015

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    Legal Services Staff Attorney Evian White has been selected to be a 2015-2016 Fellow of Class III of The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.  The Leadership Academy is a multi-session training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within the profession, in their chosen path, … Click to read more

  • Who Will be Crowned the Next Legal Eagle?Apr, 30, 2015

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    Open to all attorneys who are practicing in the 11th Judicial Circuit, are under 40 years of age and admitted to the Florida Bar for less than seven years, the Legal Eagle competition consists of several rounds of arguing both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s positions. Are you the best closing attorney in South Florida? If … Click to read more

  • Kaufman Rossin Accounting Fellowship at Legal ServicesApr, 28, 2015

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    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Kaufman Rossin Accounting Fellowship at LSGMI. The Fellow will work in LSGMI’s Finance Department performing daily accounting functions and will also have the opportunity to meet with Kaufman staff and attend relevant trainings. The Kaufman Rossin Group, one of the … Click to read more

  • Legal Services Equal Justice Works FellowApr, 20, 2015

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    Nejla Calvo has been selected as an Equal Justice Fellow to work at Legal Services. Ms. Calvo’s project will provide legal advocacy, outreach and education to mobile home park residents. Additionally, she will assist in the formation of homeowners associations to protect residents’ rights and to improve park conditions throughout Miami-Dade County. We are especially … Click to read more

  • The Winter Break Basket ProjectDec, 04, 2014

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    The Winter Break Basket Project will provide families a basket of food to assist them during the Winter Break. During the school year our clients’ school-aged children in Miami-Dade County Public Schools are provided with free breakfast and lunch. When the children are out on break for two weeks, it can be a hardship for … Click to read more

  • Florida Bar Goes To Supreme Court To Fight $100 Fee To Help Poor PeopleNov, 04, 2014

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    For the hundreds of thousands toiling low-income jobs in South Florida, hiring an attorney is about as realistic as buying a Bentley. But that doesn’t mean poor Miamians don’t end up in sticky legal situations. In fact, between employers refusing to hand over wages and predatory lenders foreclosing on houses, they probably need a good … Click to read more

  • LSGMI’s Advocacy Director Monica Vigues-Pitan a Finalist for Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Public Interest LawyerOct, 28, 2014

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    The Daily Business Review has announced finalists for its annual Most Effective Lawyers recognition program. The South Florida lawyers will be honored at an event Dec. 5 at the JW Marriott Miami at 1109 Brickell Ave. in Miami. The finalists are listed alphabetically by firm for individual entries, and winners will be announced at the … Click to read more

  • Judge Sandy Karlan HonoredOct, 24, 2014

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    On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women’s Bar Association, Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. honor Judge Sandy Karlan at Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida. On behalf of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., our heartfelt thanks for joining with us to … Click to read more

  • Free Workshop For ProvidersOct, 23, 2014

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    HOW TO PREVENT AND REPORT ID THEFT AND TAX PREPARER FRAUD Have your clients been defrauded? Have your clients had their identities stolen? This workshop is for YOU! Presented by Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014 TIME: Noon to 2:00 … Click to read more

  • Analysis of the 2013 Amendments to the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant ActsOct, 17, 2014

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    Jeffrey Hearne, Advocacy Director of the Tenants’ Rights Unit will be a panelist at the County Court Seminar –Analysis of the 2013 Amendments to the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act.

  • Representative Campbell Thanks LSGMI For Assisting in Getting Resolution For Tenants Living In Deplorable ConditionsOct, 14, 2014

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    On October 10, 2014 Representative Daphne Campbell issued a press release thanking Rebecca Schram from LSGMI for assisting her in improving the living conditions of several tenants who live in deplorable conditions. Below is the full press release. Miami, Florida – On Tuesday September 30, 2014 Florida State Representative Daphne Campbell (D) of District 108  … Click to read more

  • LSGMI Attorney Speaks on Veteran’s IssuesJul, 24, 2014

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    On July 22, 2014, Liam McGivern, staff attorney and Skadden Fellow at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., was a speaker at a nationwide training on Military Discharge Upgrades. Along with other national experts on veteran’s advocacy issues, Mr. McGivern spoke on the process for proving that a veteran who received a less than an … Click to read more

  • LSGMI Receives Grants from Wells Fargo and the Miami Foundation to Support Community Economic DevelopmentJul, 10, 2014

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    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. was recently awarded grants from Wells Fargo and the Miami Foundation to support the work of LSGMI’s Community Economic Development (CED) Unit. For the past 30 years the CED Unit has provided free legal services to non-profit community development corporations engaged in the development and preservation of affordable housing … Click to read more

  • LSGMI Hosts Financial Literacy Course For Mobile Home Owners Presented By Neighborhood Housing ServicesJul, 10, 2014

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    On June 28, 2014, six mobile home owners met at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) for a financial literacy course presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF). NHSSF is a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America, a national network of community-based organizations whose mission is to work with residents and other stakeholders … Click to read more

  • Summer Small Claims Clinics Provide Pro Bono Opportunities For Private CounselJul, 10, 2014

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    During the summer months of the year, LSGMI gives law firms and bar associations the opportunity to “adopt” a Small Claims Court Clinic. This opportunity is very popular, giving them the chance to organize a wonderful group activity to provide legal assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community. LSGMI has a full calendar … Click to read more

  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Receives Quality of Life AwardJul, 09, 2014

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    The Quality of Life Award is given to the person and/or entity, which through humanitarian respect, advances balance and fulfillment in lawyers’ lives by redefining current work habits and schedules to provide more flexibility and a more meaningful existence. Quality of Life shall be defined as finding equilibrium between work and family and community involvement … Click to read more

  • LSGMI’s Consortium Project, led by Shahrzad Emami, second runner-up for the Florida Bar Foundation’s 2014 Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence ProgramJul, 09, 2014

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    LSGMI will receive an award of $5,000 plus a $1,000 training scholarship. Shahrzad Emami is the Consortium Project Director. The Consortium is a collaboration of six local community based nonprofit developer corporations that are long-time clients of LSGMI. In 2010, the Consortium was awarded $89 million by HUD under the federal NSP2 Program to be … Click to read more

  • John Little, Esq., and Louis M. Jepeway, Jr., Esq. Honored for their Contribution to Community DevelopmentJul, 09, 2014

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    On June 19, 2014, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., (LSGMI) held a reception honoring Board member Louis M. Jepeway, Jr., Esq. and Advocacy Director John Little, Esq. for their outstanding contributions to community development in Miami-Dade County. The reception was very generously hosted by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Mr. Little, … Click to read more

  • Third Annual Legal Eagle Closing Argument CompetitionJun, 18, 2014

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    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., held its third annual Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition on June 14, 2014 at the University of Miami School of Law. Kristen A. Corpion, a first year associate at Greenberg Traurig, is this year’s winner, successfully arguing both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s positions. As this year’s winner, she has … Click to read more

  • Governor Scott Vetoes FACLA Funding for Legal Aid Programs StatewideJun, 09, 2014

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    For the fourth year in a row, Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed funding for the Florida Access to Civil Legal Assistance Act. The $2 million appropriation would have been used by The Florida Bar Foundation to help low-income Floridians with legal needs. John Patterson, president of The Florida Bar Foundation, said he is “deeply disappointed” … Click to read more

  • Oxana Cardini Serves as Speaker on Expert Panel at Annual CPA ConferenceJun, 08, 2014

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    On May 29 & 30, 2014, Oxana Cardini, CPA, represented Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. at the FICPA’s Not-For-Profit Organizations Conference held in two cities: Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference focused on the latest accounting and auditing standards, IRS developments, fraud prevention and data security affecting not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Cardini chaired and … Click to read more

  • Third Annual Legal Eagle CompetitionMay, 30, 2014

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    The Third Annual Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition will be held on June 14, 2014 at 8:00am at the University of Miami School of Law. This one day competition is open to all associates who practice in the 11th Judicial Circuit and have been admitted to the Florida Bar for less than seven years. Proceeds from … Click to read more

  • Fifth Annual Heart of Giving Celebration and Judicial ReceptionMay, 20, 2014

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      Click here for pictures of the 2014 Heart of Giving.

  • Judge Jorge E. Cueto and Judge Rodolfo Ruiz Join LSGMI Staff for Judge’s LuncheonApr, 11, 2014

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    On April 10, 2014 LSGMI was honored to have Judge Cueto and Judge Ruiz join our attorneys for lunch. It was an opportunity for our staff to learn more about these esteemed judges and their views on the legal profession.

  • Legal Eagle Competition scheduled for June 14, 2014Apr, 02, 2014

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    LSGMI will host its 3rd Annual Legal Eagle Competition on June 14, 2014. To compete, sponsor or volunteer click here.

  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association Volunteers at LSGMI & PSB Small Claims ClinicMar, 28, 2014

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    On March 27, 2014 members of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association (WDFBA) volunteered at the Small Claims Clinic. This was an opportunity for the WDFBA members to assist over 20 low income individuals file suits in small claims court. Their hands on assistance is an invaluable service to those most in need in our … Click to read more

  • Judges Seitz and Salter Receive Equal Justice Judicial Leadership AwardsMar, 20, 2014

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    Two local judges are honored for their work to protect the most vulnerable populations in our  community. Click here for the full article on these two amazing individuals.  

  • Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Hosts Event for LSGMIMar, 20, 2014

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    On January 29, 2014 Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust hosted an event in support of LSGMI. Click here for photos of the event.

  • Foreclosure Pro Bono Project Honored at Law Library CeremonyMar, 17, 2014

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    Attorneys Lissette Labrousse & Jacqueline Ledon were honored for the Foreclosure Pro Bono Project at the Dedication of the Honorable Herbert Stettin Reading Room at the Miami Law Library on March 13, 2014.

  • LSGMI Spring Law Clerk LuncheonMar, 04, 2014

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    On February 27, 2014 LSGMI was honored to have Roger Schindler, a former LSGMI attorney, as the guest speaker at the Spring Law Clerk Luncheon. The luncheon was an opportunity for all of our clerks to learn more about benefits of staying engaged to public interest work past graduation.

  • Previously Denied Veterans Issued Miami-Dade Transit Patriot PassportsFeb, 19, 2014

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    MIAMI, Fla. — February 18, 2014 — Today Miami-Dade Transit issued a Patriot Passport to Raymond Rivera. The Patriot Passport allows low-income veterans who reside in Miami-Dade County to ride buses and the Metrorail free of charge.   Mr. Rivera was previously denied the Patriot Passport because he could not produce a DD Form 214 … Click to read more

  • Jury Selection TrainingFeb, 14, 2014

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    LSGMI was honored to have Ervin Gonzalez, Esq.conduct a Jury Selection training for our attorneys on February 13, 2014. Mr. Gonzalez is a Board Certified trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience in civil and business litigation.

  • Free Tax Return PreparationFeb, 13, 2014

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    Click here to see Miami-Dade and Monroe County sites for free tax return preparation: 2014 VITA Sites as of Jan 22 2014 MDC and MONROE For additional information, please visit: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers  

  • LSGMI And “A Way For A Stray” Pet Rescue presented Applause for Paws and LawsFeb, 12, 2014

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    MIAMI – February 12, 2014 – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI), the largest provider of broad-based civil legal services for the poor in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, and the GenNext Initiative, an assembly of young attorneys who support the public service efforts of LSGMI, recently held a partnership event with “Away for a … Click to read more

  • Residents Sue Landlord After North Miami Roof CollapseFeb, 10, 2014

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    Residents of a North Miami apartment complex are suing the landlord for negligence after their roof collapsed during a December storm. Eleven current and former tenants are suing Gold King Apartments for an amount expected to total in the hundreds of thousands, after the Dec. 26 incident displaced them for nearly three weeks and caused … Click to read more

  • Marcia K. Cypen featured as an “Attorney to Watch in 2014” by Attorney at Law MagazineJan, 24, 2014

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  • Allegedly Denied Free Public Transportation, Army Vet SuesJan, 07, 2014

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    By John Pacenti Daily Business Review January 6, 2014 The Patriot Pass is perk for all veterans who have been honorably discharged. Raymond Rivera left the U.S. Army in 2001 with the designation discharged “under honorable conditions,” which is one level down from an actual honorable discharge. Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc. filed the … Click to read more

  • Evian White Selected for Inaugural Class of University of Miami’s Community Scholars ProgramJan, 07, 2014

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    We are proud to announce that our own Evian White, Esq., has been selected to be part of the inaugural class of the University of Miami’s Community Scholars in Affordable Housing program. Ms. White will engage with local and national experts to explore techniques and concepts in the development of affordable housing, including critical issues … Click to read more

  • Marcia K. Cypen HonoredDec, 20, 2013

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    Cities of Miami and Coral Gables Honor Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.’s Executive Director for 30 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community Commissioners Recognize LSGMI’s Marcia K. Cypen for Leading Organization That is the Largest Provider of Broad-Based Civil Legal Services for Low Income Residents in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties MIAMI – December … Click to read more

  • Trial Litigation Skills TrainingDec, 10, 2013

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    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., was honored to have John Koyzak, Esq., founding partner at Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, and Richard Dunn, Esq., Miami Office Managing Partner at Cozen O’Connor, conduct a Trial Litigation Skills training  December 9, 2013 for our  attorney staff.  The training was made possible through the American College of Trial Lawyers.

  • Town Hall MeetingDec, 10, 2013

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    Town Hall Meeting on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Hosted by Haitian Lawyers Association, Caribbean Bar Association and Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

  • War Veterans Denied Miami-Dade Transportation PassesDec, 10, 2013

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    Raymond Rivera spends more than $10 daily traveling on buses to take his daughter to school. Rivera, an armed forces veteran, requested the Patriot Passport, a pass that Miami-Dade provides to ex-military to travel free of charge on the vehicles operated by the County Department of Public Transit (MDT), such as the Metrorail and the … Click to read more

  • Carlos J. Canino Installed as President of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. BoardDec, 02, 2013

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    On October 15, 2013, the Honorable Judge John W. Thornton, Jr., of the Circuit Civil Division of Miami, installed new Board Officers and Board members of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) at an event generously hosted by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Carlos J. Canino, Esq., of Stearns Weaver Miller … Click to read more

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