Spotlight on Pro Bono Attorneys – Tara Faenza

Dade Legal Aid, the esteemed nonprofit providing free legal aid to low-income residents of Miami-Dade County has recognized multiple are attorneys for their tireless work in support of meaningful pro bono representation.

PBYA attorney, Tara Faenza, was recently recognized for her commitment to providing “Access to Justice” to those who need it most.

The organization writes of Tara, “She chose to volunteer with Put Something Back since 2016 as a Guardian Ad Litem due to her love of children. Given her own prior experiences, Tara understands first-hand the difficulties children face in custody disputes and the long term impact on families. Tara focuses on ensuring that someone thoroughly investigates and reports to the Court a clear picture of each child’s best interests, and, if applicable, what the child wants. It is through Put Something Back that Tara can help children and families focus on a positive and successful future. She could not be more grateful for the experiences and wonderful parents and children who participate with the Put Something Back program.”


Since 1949, Dade Legal Aid has been serving the unmet legal needs of low-income residents of Miami-Dade County in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Violence, Guardianship, Child & Teen Advocacy, Guardian ad Litem, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Small Claims, Immigration, Benefits, Disaster Relief and Nonprofit Incorporation.  Annually, the agency provides comprehensive legal services impacting over 10,000 needy clients, families and the community. 

Put Something Back, the premier pro bono provider of the circuit, offers a pipeline of pro bono opportunities for attorneys, including solo and small firms, corporate, government sector, public interest, emeritus, medium to large law firms, voluntary bar associations, law schools and others seeking to accept cases, staff clinics, co-counsel and mentor. Put Something Back connects pre-screened clients with dedicated individual volunteers, law school clinics, law firms, disaster recovery programs and a network of community based partners breaking barriers to access to justice for diverse populations in need.