Profile in Good: Dacia Medley
Dacia Medley is a Paralegal at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. Ms. Medley works with the Broward Lawyers Care Pro Bono Project, helping clients seeking assistance with housing, consumer, and family law issues.
Before assuming her current position, Ms. Medley volunteered with Legal Aid to conduct intake interviews. Since 2018, she has completed intake interviews and opened files for over 1,400 clients. In her most personally memorable case, she assisted a client to successfully vacate an eviction judgment that was entered against her.
Prior to joining Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Ms. Medley interned with the 17th Judicial Circuit Department of Corrections, where she prepared violations reports, and documented case notes for routine office personal visits. She also interned at the United States Department of Agriculture where she collected and analyzed data for over 10,800 claims filed against the government.
Ms. Medley believes strongly in the importance of giving back to her community. She currently serves as a mentor for her alma mater. She has also served as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and has volunteered with Boca Helping Hands, where she helped to prepare and distribute food for underprivileged families.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Ms. Medley moved to Florida at the age of 16. She graduated from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University in 2019, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Political Science, and a minor in Spanish Literature. She intends to pursue a Juris Doctor degree in 2022.