Jayme Cassidy, Esquire
Jayme Cassidy is the Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Professional Development Officer & Pro Bono Advocacy Director at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Jayme trains, develops and implements strategies and procedures to advance organizational change, foster a positive and inclusive work environment, and ensures that diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations are incorporated in Legal Services’ decision-making processes. She manages the attorneys’ professional development, evaluation, and training. She implements Legal Services’ Pro Bono Unit by creating and managing pro bono advocacy projects and promoting the delivery of high-quality legal services by volunteer lawyers, law students, paralegals and other professionals.
Prior to joining Legal Services, Jayme was the Director of the Veterans Law Clinic, the Legal Incubator, and the Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law Clinic at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. Jayme developed, launched, and taught all three programs while at NSU.
Jayme is a Program Director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She teaches legal skills and ethics throughout the country. She is a national panelist for the American Bar Association and the Equal Justice Conference on pro bono and access to justice topics and has published articles on both topics.
Ms. Cassidy serves as Vice Chair for The Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar and the President of the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association.
Having a history of public service, she was the supervising attorney for the EACH (Economic Advocacy and Community Health) and VALOR (Veteran Advocates Legal Outreach & Representation) Projects at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. Cassidy created and implemented the VALOR Project which is a medical-legal partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs. She has served in the public sector as a Chief Assistant for the Broward County Public Defender and as an Assistant Attorney General.
Jayme received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she was a member of the Legislative Law Journal and recipient of the Pro Bono Service Award from the Centre for Social Justice.