Access to Justice. Affordable Legal Services.
FIU College of Law is pleased to announce the opening of its FIU LAW Practice (“FIU Law Practice”), a low bono initiative.
Too often low- and moderate-income Miami-Dade County families who do not qualify for free legal services opt not to hire an attorney because of the prohibitive costs. As an institutional member of the local community, the Florida International University College of Law is committed to providing solutions bridging this access to justice gap. The launching of the FIU Law Practice low bono initiative manifests our dedication. [“Low Bono” is a term used for legal services offered to families of modest income.]
FIU Law Practice will offer affordable, low cost legal services in the family law area to low- and moderate-income families who do not qualify for free legal services. FIU Law Practice will assist modest income families falling within the 125% and 200% poverty guidelines by providing affordable legal services in the family law area. FIU Law Practice will charge its clients, using a sliding scale based on the client’s ability to pay and offering flexible, installment payment plans. Fees for services will range between $75 – $125 per hour. FIU Law Practice will utilize the legal clinic’s current screening process to confirm eligibility based upon federal poverty guidelines and levels.
We will provide services in the following family law areas:
Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)
Paternity/Child Support/Time Sharing
Domestic Violence Injunctions (Civil)
Enforcement of Judgments
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us here. FIU Law Practice anticipates offering services beginning September 11, 2017.