Because we cannot represent everyone who requests our services, we are continuously seeking the pro bono assistance of other lawyers, either to co-counsel with FJI or to take cases on their own. These cases typically involve Section 1983 civil rights claims, but may also involve medical malpractice, personal injury, or wrongful death claims.
Interested lawyers should visit the Florida Pro Bono Matters website, which lists available pro bono cases.
From 1993 to 2014, the Florida Justice Institute administered, housed, and supervised the Volunteer Lawyers Project for the Southern District of Florida (VLP), helping find lawyers for pro se litigants in federal court. As of March 1, 2014, however, the Court decided to discontinue the VLP. Pro bono opportunities are still available through FJI.