Find Legal Help in Palm Beach

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.

 

Florida Rural Legal Services
Rivera Beach & West Palm Beach Office
2051 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite 101
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Telephone: 1-888-582-3410
Fax: 1-561-820-8892

Florida Rural Legal Services
Belle Glade Office
1540 NW Avenue “L”, Suite 103
Belle Glade, Florida  33430
Telephone: 1-888-582-3410
Fax: 1-561-993-0004
 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
Main Office
423 Fern Street, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: 1-561-655-8944
Toll Free: 1-800-403-9353
Fax: 1-561-655-5269
 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
West County Courthouse
38844 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: 1-561-655-8944
Toll Free: 1-800-403-9353
Fax: 1-561-655-5269
 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
South County Courthouse
200 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Telephone: 1-561-655-8944
Toll Free: 1-800-403-9353
Fax: 1-561-655-5269


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.

 

Palm Beach County Bar Association
P.O. Box 17726
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
(561) 687-3266
(561) 451-3256 (Boca/Delray)


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

Main Office
421 3rd Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: 1-561-355-7500
Juvenile: 1-561-355-7780

3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Telephone: 1-561-688-4610
Fax: 1-561-688-4617

200 W. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Telephone: 1-561-274-1522
Fax: 1-561-274-1561

3188 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Telephone: 1-561-624-6560

2976 State Road 15
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: 1-561-996-4880
Fax: 1-561-996-4834


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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