CABA Pro Bono Legal Services, a nonprofit providing legal representation to disadvantaged members of the community has opened a second Miami office. Located at 12905 SW 42nd Street, the new division will be home to its Landlord Tenant Evictions Program, designed to provide free legal representation to low-income residents of Miami-Dade County in landlord disputes and eviction proceedings.
Funding of almost $3 million was released by the Miami-Dade County Commission and directed to Legal Services of Greater Miami who will work with CABA Pro Bono and other community-based nonprofits to provide critical advocacy.
Leading the Landlord Tenant Eviction Program is a new staff attorney, Aida Diaz-Silveira. For more than 20 years, Diaz-Silveira has represented clients before the Department of Justice, the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security in U.S. Immigration and Nationality law. She has also provided pro bono representation to organizations such as Church World Service, Americans for Immigrant Justice and Catholic Legal Services.
“We are very excited to expand our reach and impact with the addition of our second office in Miami,” stated Lesley Mendoza, Executive Director of CABA Pro Bono Legal Services. “We look forward to continuing to help those in our community who would not otherwise have access to legal representation.”
CABA Pro Bono has provided free legal assistance to various individuals, from sex trafficking to domestic violence to foster children to veterans, among others, through its Coconut Grove-based headquarters. The organization prioritizes top-quality legal representation for underserved members of the community.
About CABA Pro Bono Legal Services
CABA Pro Bono was established in 1984 by several of CABA’s past presidents to assist the needs of poor and indigent Spanish-speaking individuals in Miami-Dade County by connecting them with Spanish-speaking attorney volunteers. In 1992, CABA Pro Bono was nationally recognized by former President George H.W. Bush as a Points of Light affiliate. It is funded in part through grants awarded by the Florida Bar Foundation and proceeds raised at CABA’s annual “Art in the Tropics” fundraising cocktail party. In 2013, CABA Pro Bono also began collaborating with other organizations to provide additional services to veterans, active members of the armed forces, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied immigrant minors. For additional information visit www.cabaprobono.com.