Southern Legal Counsel, Inc.

What Southern Legal Counsel does:

Southern Legal Counsel, Inc. (SLC) is a statewide not-for-profit public interest law firm. 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.

Type of issues or cases handled:

  • Ending homelessness
  • Improving education
  • Accessing health care
  • Promoting LGBTQ equality
  • Challenging discrimination
  • Protecting civil rights

Areas served:


Income and other eligibility information:

In general, SLC does not handle cases that involve criminal prosecutions, divorce, child custody, or wills. 

SLC takes cases which have significant public issues or that may help other people.

SLC usually take cases for persons of low income.

How to get help:

Submit your information online at the following links:

Office address:

Southern Legal Counsel, Inc.
1229 NW 12th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601-4113
Telephone: 1-352-271-8890

Updated: May 23, 2017

Topics: School, Work & Business, Discrimination & Rights, Health, Housing