Find Legal Help in Pinellas

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.

 

Bay Area Legal Services
St. Petersburg Office
4948 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707-1941
Telephone: 1-727-490-4040
TTY: 1-800-955-8771
Fax: 1-727-201-4331

Bay Area Legal Services
Clearwater Office
800 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33755-5658
Telephone: 1-727-490-4040
TTY: 1-800-955-8771
Fax: 1-727-201-4331

Community Law Program
St. Petersburg Office
501 First Ave North
Suite 519
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: 1-727-582-7402
Fax: 1-727-582-7267
E-mail: clp@lawprogram.org

Gulfcoast Legal Services
St. Petersburg Office
501 First Avenue North, Suite 420
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Telephone: 1-727-821-0726
Fax: 1-727-821-3340


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.

 

Clearwater Bar Association
(Pinellas County)
800 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 461-4880


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.

Pinellas County Justice Center
14250 49th St. N.
Clearwater, FL 33762
Telephone: 1-727-464-6516
Fax: 1-727-464-6119 


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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