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.