Find Legal Help in Clay

Legal Aid

Legal aid organizations offer free or low cost legal help to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Legal aid organizations do not handle criminal, traffic or personal injury cases. You may have to meet income requirements and fill out an application.

 

Clay County Legal Aid (Jacksonville Area Legal Aid)
Clay County Courthouse
825 N. Orange Avenue, Rm 308
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Telephone: 1-904-284-8410
Toll Free: 1-866-284-8410

Three Rivers Legal Services
Gainesville Office
1000 NE 16th Ave, Building I
Gainesville, FL 32601-4541
Legal Helpline: 1-866-256-8091
Telephone: 1-352-372-0519
Fax: 1-352-375-1631
 

Three Rivers Legal Services
Jacksonville Office
3225 University Blvd South, Suite 220
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Legal Helpline: 1-866-256-8091
Telephone: 1-904-394-7450
Fax: 1-904-855-4117

Three Rivers Legal Services
Lake City Office
334 NW Lake City Avenue
Lake City, FL 32055
Legal Helpline:1-866-256-8091
Telephone: 1-386-752-5960
Fax: 1-386-752-5999


Lawyer Referral Service

The Florida Bar or local bar associations can refer you to local lawyers who handle your legal problem. The referrals are free, but you will have to discuss the cost of the case with the lawyer.  Some programs offer a time-limited consultation for a flat fee.

 

Jacksonville Bar Association
(Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau)
1 Independent Drive
Suite 2201
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 399-5780


Public Defender

If you have been charged with a crime and can't afford a lawyer, a judge can appoint a lawyer to represent you. You must meet income requirements, fill out an application and pay a fee.

 

Office of the Public Defender

825 North Orange Avenue, Room 308
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Telephone: 1-904-284-6319


Other Legal Resources

Florida Free Legal Answers:  Free online legal help

  • Florida Free Legal Answers is an online civil legal service for people who cannot afford to pay for an attorney.
  • The service is a cooperative effort of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.  

 

Immi.org:  Free legal help & resources for immigrants

  • Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options.
  • The online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are free.  
  • Immi was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income immigrants.

 

Stateside Legal:  Free legal help & information for those who have served in the military.

  • Stateside Legal was created to strengthen recognition and enforcement of veterans’ and service members’ legal rights and protections.
  • It is designed to help establish justice for those who have served in the armed forces.

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Updated March 25, 2019.

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