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Legal Aid Organizations in Florida

Search by county, issue or organization name to find information about legal aid programs in Florida, including:

  • Type of cases handled
  • Areas served
  • Income & other eligibility requirements
  • How to get help
  • Office locations

Legal aid organizations help people who need a lawyer but cannot afford one.  Most offer free or low cost legal help for civil (not criminal) issues like divorce, child custody, housing, benefits, bankruptcy and consumer issues, and more.


Florida Online Intake

Apply online for legal help in the following counties:

  • Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Clay, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, St, Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, or Union (Three Rivers Legal Services)
  • Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, or Sarasota (Bay Area Legal Services or its regional partners, the Community Law Program, Gulfcoast Legal Services or Legal Aid of Manasota)
  • Miami-Dade or Monroe (Legal Services of Greater Miami)

The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service

Your call will be answered by a lawyer referral staff member who will take your name, address and telephone number. You will be asked to state your problem briefly. Any information you give will be held in the strictest confidence.  Lawyer Referral Service staff will give you the name, address and telephone number of an attorney in your geographic area who handles the type of case you describe

To ask for a lawyer referral through this service, you can fill out the online form 24 hours a day or call (800) 342-8011 on Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Florida Free Legal Answers

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.

If you qualify for assistance, you will sign up for an account, then post a question privately.  A volunteer attorney will anonymously answer the question through the website. You will receive an email alert when the question receives a response. You then may ask followup questions through the website.


Clinics

Search for legal clinics to find out more information including:

  • What type of issues the clinic covers
  • What type of help the clinic offers
  • Eligibility requirements
  • How to sign up
  • Location, times and where to get more information

Every clinic is different.  You may be able to talk with a lawyer, learn about legal issues or get help with filling out forms.   Some provide general legal help.  Others help with certain legal problems like divorce, bankruptcy or housing.  Most clinics are free.  


Updated:  October 4, 2018

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