As the largest provider of broad based civil legal services for the poor in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties for the past forty years, LSGMI helps thousands of individual members of our community annually. Early LSGMI legal victories helped to shape the legal rights of the poor. Today LSGMI continues to provide innovative services which impact the community as a whole and promote Equal Justice Under Law.
In 2005, LSGMI served over 18,000 clients, recovering over $1.85 million in disability, unemployment, government benefits, child support and other benefits. More than half of LSGMI client households are headed by women, while 42% of the household members are children. Fifty percent are the working poor.