Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

What the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County does:

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is committed to providing high quality civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Palm Beach County to protect their personal
safety, enhance their opportunities and living conditions and promote self-sufficiency.

Their work helps clients deal with many of life's most basic needs: a safe home, enough food to eat, a quality education, and protection against exploitation and discrimination.

Types of issues or cases handled:

  • Family Law: Divorce where there is domestic violence and/or custody of children is involved
  • Domestic Violence: Extension of Restraining Order hearings
  • Juvenile Law: Dependency & delinquency matters upon court appointment
  • Immigration Law: Naturalization matters
  • Elder Law: Abuse & exploitation of the elderly, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, housing and consumer matters
  • Legal Matters Affecting HIV Infected Individuals: Employment, insurance, disability benefits, health care matters, housing and consumer matters
  • Housing Discrimination: Discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or gender identity and expression.

Areas served:

Palm Beach County

Income & other eligibility:

Generally, in order to be eligible for free legal assistance from the Legal Aid Society, your income cannot exceed 150% (or one and one-half times) the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Also, the Legal Aid Society must handle your type of case either through in-house staff or through its Pro Bono Project.

Eligibility for some special programs (such as the Domestic Violence Project, Ryan White Legal Project, Fair Housing Project and Elder Law Project) are set by the funding source and are, in many instances, much more flexible than the 150% requirement.

How to get help:

By telephone at:

  • 1-561-655-8944
  • On Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.

You can apply online for legal services 24 hours a day.

Office locations:

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
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

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
By appointment only

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
Appointments set as needed

Updated: October 15, 2018

Topics: School, Youth, Seniors, Money & Debt, Life Planning & Wills, Work & Business, Domestic Violence, Discrimination & Rights, Immigration, Health, Housing