Florida’s Dade County Legal Aid Recognizes Contributions to Put Something Back Program
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl. (September 2021) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce that Dade Legal Aid has presented the Outstanding Pro Bono Probate Award to Randi Perry Spallina for her contributions to the Put Something Back Pro Bono Program. Spallina receives the award on October 15, 2021, at the 30th Annual Recognition & General Membership Luncheon hosted by Miami-Dade Bar and Dade Legal Aid.
“I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Spallina. “Pro bono work is crucial to the strength of our communities and much needed here in Florida. I am grateful that Bressler encourages its attorneys who participate in pro bono work, and I will continue to do my part to positively impact the lives of our pro bono clients and marginalized community members.”
At Bressler, Spallina assists individual and corporate clients. She handles expungements in FINRA matters, defends financial institutions in securities cases, and defends corporations in a variety of litigation types. She also is a FINRA arbitrator.
The Dade Legal Aid Outstanding Pro Bono Probate Award recognizes individuals who take on a significant number of probate administration matters for a variety of local low income individuals and families in need of assistance. Over the past year, Spallina has helped six clients through the Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back Pro Bono Program, assisting them in opening probate cases in Miami-Dade County, and filing necessary documentation to obtain court orders to access the funds of their loved ones who have passed away unexpectedly.
Spallina also serves as guardian ad litem, advocating for the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children, with the goal of finding their way to safe, loving, and permanent homes. She has represented pro bono clients in guardianship, conservatorship and adoption proceedings. Spallina also volunteered for Florida Justice Teaching, a program that pairs a legal professional with a public school to promote an understanding of Florida’s justice system. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1989 and her J.D. in 1992 from the University of Florida.