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6 Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Family Lawyer

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A Family Law attorney or a Family Lawyer refers to the Law Practitioner who specialises in cases like divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, spousal support and guardianships etc. A Family Law Attorney not only provides legal advice when it comes to such cases but also negotiates the legal actions on your behalf. A Family Lawyer takes care of all the correspondence with the 3rd party and makes sure your court pleadings are executed in a proper manner. There are various benefits of hiring a family lawyer and in the article we shall discuss the 6 major benefits of hiring one.

1. Knowledge of Family Law

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Please mark your calendar for October 22nd, 2013, “Ethical Governance Day.” This is a day when the entire community and in particular our young people, need your assistance and commitment.

As we all are aware, South Florida seems to be plagued with a government that has left many of our citizens, young and old, with lingering doubts as to the integrity of our elected officials. Ethical Governance Day is a day when high school students across Miami-Dade County will be visited by community leaders who will deliver a message of hope and morality, emphasizing how civic participation at all levels has a positive impact on promoting ethical government.

Hundreds of civic minded volunteers have already signed up to speak to high school students on this very important day. The project is endorsed by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and the Miami-Dade County School Board and Lawyers to the Rescue.

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If you want to make a difference in your community, then the best action for lawyers to take is doing community service or pro bono legal work. Lawyers to the Rescue caters to exactly the action of lawyers coming to the rescue and engaging in pro bono legal services as well as doing community service.

The website is www.lawyerstotherescue.org

In this day and age, it is of utmost importance for all of us to do what we can to make our community stronger, better and overall more pleasant. A lawyer who does community service or pro bono legal work is very well received by their community in general. There is a positive outlook on community service, but there is an even greater reward from the community when a lawyer does community service and pro bono legal work. Legal work is such a necessity for all types of people, and unfortunately it is hard for some people to afford the cost of legal services. Lawyers are able to help by donating their legal expertise to the people in their community. This is a great service they can do for themselves that will change their entire outlook on life.

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On March 4, 5 and 6 2011 at the University of Miami School of Law, Spencer Aronfeld and Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is hosting the American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC). Students from 16 law school will be attending the event along with their coaches.

Those interested in participating as judges (must be lawyers) or bailiffs (students) should contact Dina Aronfeld at dina@aronfeld.com. The event is open to the public.

Lawyers to the Rescue will be hosting a welcoming reception March 4, 2011 from 5:00 Pm to 6:00 PM at the Univeristy of Miami School of Law’s student lounge.

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On Saturday morning, January 15, 2011, Lawyers to the Rescue started off the New Year by holding its fifth legal clinic at Camillus House in downtown Miami. The legal clinics give those with little or no access to legal services an opportunity to speak with local lawyers one-on-one.

Lawyers that participated in the legal clinic were criminal defense attorneys Scott Kotler and Robert Amsel, immigration attorney Antonio Revilla, personal injury attorney Spencer Aronfeld, family law and personal injury attorney Jessica Laleh, and corporate attorney Marco Britt. The attorneys spoke with over twenty Camillus House residents, informing them of their legal rights. “It was another successful legal clinic,” said Ms. Laleh. “I was able to speak with people who have real legal issues and need advice. It’s definitely a humbling and rewarding experience for me.” Also participating at the clinic were students from local law schools Florida International University College of Law who helped lawyers organize the event and start the client intake process.

The legal clinics are held every third Saturday of the month. This year, make a resolution to help those who are less fortunate around you and contribute your time for good by joining Lawyers to the Rescue.

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On November 6, 2010, Lawyers to the Rescue hosted its second free legal clinic at Camillus House located in downtown Miami. The event was a great success, as many in need of legal help lined up to speak one-on-one with the volunteer attorneys. The legal clinic featured six attorneys with experience in the areas of family law, criminal law, personal injury law and immigration law. Several students from the nearby University of Miami and FIU law schools also dedicated their time on a Saturday and assisted in helping the event run smoothly. Lawyers to the Rescue was also thrilled to welcome its first High School student volunteer who

helped with various tasks, including preliminary client intake.

“I cannot thank you enough,” said one resident of Camillus House when he was advised of his legal rights with respect to his dissolution of marriage. The free legal clinics aim at educating and informing those who are less fortunate and unable to afford legal representation about their rights under the law. Lawyers to the Rescue hopes to continue its momentum of success and host additional free legal clinics in the nearby future for the indigent people of South Florida. Please stay tuned and visit our website to learn of upcoming dates. Lawyers to the Rescue wishes to welcomes any and all lawyers and non-lawyers alike who wish to volunteer their time at future legal clinics or other events. Please contact the organization for more information.

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Lawyers to the Rescue is an organization created by lawyers whose mission is to bring legal assistance and humanitarian support to people in need. The September 25, 2010 Legal Clinic at Camillus House; we are proud to say, is the perfect example of mission accomplished. Some of our members along with FIU Law students volunteered to provide pro bono legal advice to approximately 30 homeless individuals.

Spencer Aronfeld, South Florida Personal Injury Attorney and Founders of Lawyers to the Rescue formed the Legal Clinic in response to what Mr. Aronfeld witnessed during a visit to Camilllus House. While Mr. Aronfeld and members of Lawyers to the Rescue were serving dinner to the homeless at Camillus House, they were approached to answer legal questions and some of the individuals at this dinner expressed their need for Attorney Representation. Once the Legal Clinic idea was formed, Mr. Aronfeld along with the Board of Directors set out to invite other South Florida Attorneys to participate in this Clinic.

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Robert Amsel, a Criminal Law Attorney was eager to participate and help as soon as he heard about the legal clinic and he was at the clinic with the same enthusiasm and a smile ready to help. Antonio Revilla, an Immigration Attorney has always been eager to volunteer and this was no exception. Mr. Revilla was at the legal clinic answering Immigration questions and reviewing documents the clients brought with them. Mr. Revilla did more than answer questions he went the extra mile and offered to provide follow up help and/or connect the clients with a list of pro bono attorneys who might be able to take on their case.