Miami Law's Tenants' Rights Clinic Director Jeffrey Hearne was recently named among Florida's Legal Elite. This high honor is given to only the top 2 percent of government and non-profit attorneys in the state.
As stated in its eighth-annual issue, the winners had to "exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession."
The magazine also named Miami Law as one of the top two law schools with the most honorees.
This is great news for Hearne and Miami Law, which has several strong public service options for students through clinical work in addition to Hearne's Tenants' Rights Clinic. Additional opportunities include: the Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic, Capital Defense Project, Children & Youth Law Clinic, Community Lawyering Clinic, Federal Appellate Clinic, Health & Elder Law Clinic, Human Rights Clinic, Immigration Clinic and the Miami Innocence Project.
The Tenants' Rights Clinic in particular is designed to allow students to represent a client from the beginning of a case until its completion and primarily involves clients being evicted from public and subsidized housing, receiving Section 8 terminations, and having their affordable housing applications denied.
"I am extremely honored to be included in this group of attorneys and have my work representing low-income tenants be recognized by my peers," said Hearne.