APT is a nonprofit law firm that increases women’s security and prosperity by improving access to justice. We provide legal services at trusted community sites. We collect women's stories and engage women in policy advocacy.
APT partners with community organizations like Miami Workers Center to bring low-cost legal services to women and to bring women's voices to policy advocacy. Here, APT's Jennifer Hill participates in the MWC Domestic Worker convening discussion of economic policies.
Domestic Worker Law and Policy Clinics
We carry out legal clinics for domestic workers and their families two or three days each month at the site of the Miami Workers Center. By engaging experienced attorneys to work at the sites of a trusted community partner, we keep costs to a minimum and connect individual services to collective change efforts.
Domestic workers in South Florida are mostly immigrant women of color. Individual workers often lack access to adequate legal services. The Domestic Worker Law and Policy Clinics create a safe space for domestic workers to receive legal information and individual services and an effective mechanism for strengthening policy advocacy. We operate at a trusted site during convenient times. We perform broad "triage" interviews to identify known concerns and discuss previously-unrecognized legal issues, and we provide responsive information, services, and referrals.
Importantly, we also ask clients about their experiences in areas where better public policies are needed and, with permission, share those stories for advocacy purposes. We also provide "referrals" to opportunities for civic engagement. We thus provide essential education and services and add distinct value to the advocacy efforts of our partner, Miami Worker Center, and other allies.
This program enhances the security and prosperity of domestic workers.
Evian L. White
Legal Services of Greater Miami
Kathryn Hill, P.A.
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.