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Petitioner asserts that Respondent has wrongfully removed their minor child from Guatemala to the United States and seeks an order requiring the return of the child to Guatemala pursuant to the Hague Convention and its implementing legislation, the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. Respondent asserts that, because Petitioner has substance abuse issues and has physically harmed both Respondent and the child in the past, there is a grave risk that returning the child to Guatemala would expose him to physical or psychological harm or otherwise place him in an intolerable situation. Respondent is proceeding pro se but would like an attorney to represent her on a pro bono basis. The Court held an evidentiary hearing on April 30, 2018, but has continued the hearing to allow time for an independent forensic evaluation by licensed psychologists and for the receipt of additional records relating to the child's mental health. Respondent speaks Spanish and does not understand English. If interested, please contact Nicole Maass at nicole_maass@flsd.uscourts.gov

Pro se Plaintiff filed this action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for employment discrimination against Miami Dade College. Plaintiff alleges that she was terminated in retaliation for internal whistleblowing and that Defendant discriminated against her on the basis of race, religion, and national origin. Plaintiff has requested counsel to represent her in this case.
If interested, please email torres@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Mr. William Weaver II, has filed claims against Miami-Dade Police Department and Juan Perez, alleging violations of certain constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Mr. Weaver alleges that he was discriminated against by his colleagues and that he was retaliated against after raising his concerns to his superiors. This case has been set for trial on the two-week calendar commencing June 17, 2019.
If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Mr. Watkins, has filed claims against Broward Sherriff’s Deputies alleging violations of his constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Mr. Watkins alleges that while he was in custody, he was beaten by Broward Sherriff Jail Deputies for singing anti-gay songs and expressing his dislike for law enforcement, causing physical and emotional injuries. This case has been set for trial on the two-week calendar commencing April 16, 2018.
If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Plaintiff, Mr. Hogan, is seeking a volunteer lawyer to represent him during his upcoming civil rights trial. Plaintiff has brought a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against a federal corrections officer. He claims that the officer used excessive force against him while he was an inmate at Everglades Corrections Institute. Plaintiff’s claims against De La Cruz survived summary judgment and the case is ready for trial.
Please contact Kathryn Harlan, Deputy Clerk to U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, at 305-523-5555, if you are interested in representing Mr. Hogan.

This is an action for breach of employment contract, fraud, and unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The action was originally filed in state court, but removed to federal court on December 1, 2017. Plaintiff has requested counsel to represent her in this case.
If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Pro se Plaintiff filed this action seeking review of an unfavorable decision on her disability insurance benefits claim by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Plaintiff has not yet filed her motion for summary judgment.
If interested, please email matthewman@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Plaintiff sued a police officer and a state prosecutor under 42 U.S.C. §1983 alleging false arrest, malicious prosecution, and related constitutional violations. Plaintiff also sought to add a conspiracy claim under 42 U.S.C. 1985(3), alleging that the police officer conspired with his wife to violate Plaintiff's civil rights. The Court has (1) denied a motion to dismiss the false arrest claims; (2) dismissed the claims related to Plaintiff's prosecution; and (3) afforded Plaintiff an opportunity to respond to the Court's stated intention to sua sponte dismiss Plaintiff's conspiracy claim for failure to state a claim. The case is in the late stages of discovery and set for trial in Key West commencing the two-week trial period of May 7, 2018.
If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

A former employee brings a Title VII discrimination and/or retaliation claim against AT&T. Plaintiff alleges that he has been denied re-employment in retaliation for his complaints to AT&T regarding its alleged discriminatory hiring practices. Plaintiff has requested counsel to represent him in this case.
If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

Pro se Plaintiffs, Camilo Valencia-Trujillo and Joaquin Mario Valencia-Trujillo, jointly filed this action against their former attorney for breach of contract for legal services, seeking compensatory and punitive damages. The Complaint was filed October 11, 2017, and Plaintiffs' Motion for a Referral to the Volunteer Attorney Program was granted December 5, 2017. Defendant has not yet filed a response to the Complaint.
If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

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