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May 30, 2019

Miami Attorneys Address Landlord/Tenant Issues in Equal Justice Clinic

Pictured left to right, TerryAnn Howell, Melissa Gomberg, Klugy Mathurin, Ben Mitrani, Nina Gordon, Victoria Moreno Pabon, George Mahfood, and Mark Raymond

Landlord/tenant issues are a rising concern, and estimates are that more than 95% of tenants do not have representation. Some are being forced out of their homes or living in poor conditions, which can lead to challenging situations and homelessness for misplaced families. Attorneys are assisting low-income tenants to learn their rights and the process to advocate for themselves.

The Tenants’ Equal Justice Clinic is designed for volunteer attorneys to give free legal advice to low-income individuals with landlord issues. Attorneys assist with initiating pro se Small Claims Court cases or drafting letters to assist the client in curing legal issues that impede stable housing or habitability. Types of cases typically involve security deposits, prohibited practices, and poor living conditions.

Nelson Mullins attorneys adopted a Miami clinic in May. Miami associate TerryAnn Howell has worked the clinics previously, and the group plans to participate in additional clinics. Those participating in May were Miami Managing Partner Mark Raymond, George Mahfood, Nina Gordon, Amy Steele Donner, Valentin Arenas, Melissa Gomberg, Klugy Mathurin, Victoria Moreno Pabon, and Ben Mitrani.

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