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Legal Clinic, by Jessica Laleh

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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