University of Miami School of Law HOPE Public Interest Resources Center’s Upcoming Events

Please read below for upcoming events on campus, opportunities in the community, and other announcements. For the next few months, HOPE will be highlighting helpful resources and exciting opportunities for Summer 2012!

Upcoming Events in the Community

Thursday, January 26th, Small Claims Clinic, 5 – 8pm, Legal Services of Greater Miami: Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. and Dade County Legal Aid Society’s Put Something Back program work together to host a Small Claims Court Clinic twice a month. Law students have the opportunity to conduct client intake and sit side-by-side with attorneys assisting low-income individuals, who cannot afford an attorney, with initiating their own small claims case. Spanish and Creole interpreters are also needed. Email Daniela Gordon if interested.

Saturday, January 28th, WalkAbout Autism, 9 – 11am, Sun Life Stadium: Join the Public Interest Leadership Board and the SBA as it participates in The Dan Marino Foundation’s Second Annual walk that raises crucial funds for the autism community of South Florida. Please contact for more information about registering.

Thursday, February 23 – 24th, Dade County High School Mock Trial Competition, Hyatt Regency Downtown: The Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section and the Miami  Dade County  Public Schools are looking for volunteer judges for the competition. Each judging session takes approximately 3 hours and there are morning and afternoon sessions on both dates. If you are interested in judging the competition, please contact Eric A. Hernandez.