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Plaintiff Rodolfo Valdez seeks representation in his Fair Housing Act and Florida Civil Rights Act suit against the owner of his leased residence, Lloyd Jones LLC. Plaintiff alleges that the owner engaged in a pattern and practice of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation against him on the basis of his disability, race, and national origin when he filed complaints about disrepair in his rented residence. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Pro se Plaintiff, Jessica Ilene Roberts, filed this action seeking review of an unfavorable decision by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration on Plaintiff’s claim for disability insurance benefits. Plaintiff contends that she is entitled to disability benefits because she has several severe medical impairments that prevent her from working. The complaint was filed on January 17, 2024, and the briefing schedule for summary judgment motions has yet to be set. If interested, please email reinhart@flsd.uscourts.gov

On March 9, 2020, Plaintiff was restrained in the back of a police car when an officer grabbed his genitalia multiple times. Additionally, when en route to the Broward County Jail, the same officer drove fast and hit the brakes causing plaintiff to slam his head and face multiple times on the window and glass. The Complaint has survived screened and an Order setting trial and pretrial deadlines has been entered. Trial is scheduled to begin during the two-week period commencing January 13, 2025. If interested, please email williams@flsd.uscourts.gov

Mark Stinson sued Wayne Haddix, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., and Shelby County Board of Education, on December 13, 2023. He is proceeding pro se and alleges, among other things, that the Defendants violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by failing to help him find solutions to grow his business and failed to represent Mr. Stinson’s fiduciary interests as his financial and investment advisor. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Defendant Castillo Roblero is representing herself pro se in a case brought under the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. Plaintiff seeks return of the couple’s two daughters to Mexico. The Court held a hearing on January 11, 2024, which was continued to allow Defendant time to obtain counsel. A status conference is set for February 12, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff Jean-Philippe Schneider seeks representation in his fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress suit brought against two Miami-based attorneys and their law firm. Plaintiff is an indigent French national currently residing in France. Defendants are attorneys Paul McKenna and Andrew Braaksma as well as the law firm of Paul McKenna & Associates. There is currently a motion to dismiss pending with a response deadline in mid-February. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Plaintiff, Diane Tirado, seeks representation in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action filed against Defendant, St. Lucie Public Schools, a Florida Governmental Entity, based on allegations of retaliatory conduct by Defendant in response to Plaintiff’s protected speech as an educator, in violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

Defendant Karen Lynn Interior Design LLC (“KLID”) seeks representation in a lawsuit filed against KLID and Karen Lynn Poulos alleging: (1) breach of a maritime repair contract; (2) maritime conversion; (3) fraud in the inducement; (4) breach of the implied warranty of workmanlike performance; and (5) common law conversion. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

This is a case brought under the Hague Convention for the return of a child to his home in Israel. The father has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. He is seeking an attorney to help him pursue this matter. A show cause order has already been entered, and an evidentiary hearing is currently scheduled for January 24, 2024. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

The Complaint alleges that Plaintiff contracted with Defendant Pridestaff whereby Plaintiff was to coordinate staffing for this Defendant to satisfy a different contract with Defendant Memphis Light Gas & Water which included an agreement to use the services of a “certification Agency certified minority” business. Plaintiff further alleges that Defendant Pridestaff entered the contract with Plaintiff solely to gain use of Plaintiff’s Certification of Minority Business Enterprise to maintain and secure contracts for itself. Once it obtained use of Plaintiff’s Certification, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Pridestaff breached its contract with Plaintiff. Plaintiff seeks both monetary damages and specific performance of the contracts requiring its services.
This case is at a very early stage, and volunteer representation would entail representing Plaintiff during all pretrial proceedings, including discovery, mediation, and at trial, if necessary. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov

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