Southern legal Counsel, Inc. (SlC) is a Florida statewide not-for-profit public interest law firm that is committed to the ideal of equal justice for all and the attainment of basic human and civil rights. SlC primarily assists individuals and groups with public interest issues who otherwise would not have access to the justice system and whose cases may bring about systemic reform. SlC uses a range of strategies to achieve its goals, including litigation, policy advocacy, and training and technical assistance to lawyers, lay persons and organizations. SlC dedicates its financial and human resources to impact the lives of the most vulnerable and traditionally disenfranchised children, families and adults who have demonstrated the greatest need for civil legal assistance with the potential for broad impact. SlC does not receive funds from any federal, state or local government. This allows us to retain our independence in challenging systemic institutional inequities.