Florida Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services

What Is Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services?

Legal aid and Pro Bono services help low-income people by offering legal advice and services for those who are unable to afford them. As legal fees rise, fewer people are able to afford legal services such as eviction, divorce, bankruptcy, and employment matters. Each legal aid provider listed below offers a limited menu of services, so it is advised that you contact them before applying for assistance.

How To Qualify For Legal Aid?

To receive legal aid you must first establish that you have a legitimate legal trouble for which legal aid can assist you with and that your income is low enough to qualify for such assistance.

What Are Legal Lenders?

Emergency Lenders – Discount Legal Plans – Paying For Legal Services

What If My Family Requires Other Emergency Services?

If you can’t qualify for legal aid but require other types of emergency services such as local shelters, home voucher program (section 8 housing), cash assistance, access to local food banks, and how to apply for food stamps, visit the GotTrouble Financial Hardship Section.

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc. Volunteer Lawyers Program
829 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 200
Tampa, FL 33603-3331
Phone: 813-232-1343
Fax: 813-232-1403
http://www.bals.org
Intake: 813-232-1343
Counties Served: Hillsborough
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Probate, Debt Collection, Real Estate, Health, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., Ryan White Outreach Program
700 E Twiggs St
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-223-2525
Fax: 813-229-8746
webmaster@bals.org
Counties Served: Hillsborough, Pasco
Type of Cases Accepted: AIDS/HIV

Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc.
1017 Florida Ave S
Rockledge, FL 32955-2143
Phone: 407-631-2500
Fax: 407-633-4822
http://www.brevardcountylegalaid.org
Intake: 407-631-2500
Counties Served: Brevard
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese Of Miami, Inc.
7101 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138
Phone: 305-758-3301 x201, 202
Fax: 305-756-6435
http://www.cclsmiami.org
Counties Served: Broward, Dade, Monroe
Type of Cases Accepted: Housing, Juvenile, Immigration

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc.
491 N. State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317
Office hours: 9am -5pm
Phone: 954-736-2400
www.coasttocoastlegalaid.org
Counties Served: Broward

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Veteran Advocates Legal Outreach and Representation (VALOR) Project: 954-736-2456
Economic Advocacy and Community Health (EACH) Unit: 954-736-2490
Family Law Unit: 954-358-5644 (Mon-Wed-Fri 9am-12pm)
Senior Citizen Law Project (Age 60 and over): 954-765-8955
Types of Cases Accepted:

VALOR Project: Cash Assistance, Medicaid and Medicaid Reform, Medicare, Food Stamps, Social
Security Disability (SSD), Social Security Income (SSI), Unemployment Compensation Benefits, VA Disability Compensation, VA Pension Benefits,
VA Healthcare Benefits, Military Upgrades and Discharge Issues
EACH Unit: Food Stamps, Social Security Disability Benefits, SSI, Unemployment Compensation, Medicaid/Medicare, Temporary Cash Assistance
Family Law: Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Divorce/Custody
Senior Citizen Law Project: Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Consumer, Naturalization Project
Community Law Program
501 1st Avenue North, Rm 512
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-582-7402
Fax: 727-323-7632
http://www.lawprogram.org
Intake: 727-323-7712
Counties Served: Pinellas
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Community Legal Services Of Mid Florida
Administrative Office
128 Orange Avenue, Suite 300
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-255-6573
Fax: 386-323-5762

Daytona Office (Volusia County)
128 Orange Avenue, Suite 100
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Helpline: 386-258-5600
Outside Daytona area: 800-363-2357
Fax: 386-257-6824

Inverness Office (Citrus, Hernando & Sumter Counties)
106 N. Osceola Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450
Citrus County Helpline: 352- 726-6592
Hernando County Helpline: 866-801-5566
Sumter County Helpline: 800- 984-2918
Fax: 352-726-0177

Kissimmee Office (Osceola County)
800 North Main Street
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Helpline: 407-933-1791
Fax: 407-847-4866

Ocala Office (Marion County)
1610 SE 36th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
Helpline: 352-629-6257
Fax: 352-629-8877

Orlando Office (Orange County)
122 East Colonial Drive #200
Orlando, FL 32801
Helpline: 407-841-7777
Fax: 407-246-1661

Palatka Office (Putnam County)
216 S. 6th Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Helpline: 386-385-0928
Fax: 386-328-4902

Sanford Office (Seminole County)
315 Magnolia Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1915
Helpline: 407-322-6673
Fax: 407-324-3868

Tavares Office (Lake County)
226 West Main Street
Tavares, FL 32778
Helpline: 352-343-6351
Fax: 352-343-8853

Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Housing, Real Estate, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody. Information about the Veterans Advocacy Project is available at http://clsmf.org/services/veterans/.

Cuban American Bar Assoc. Pro Bono Project
3000 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 305/573-1106
Fax: 305-576-6273
Intake: 305-573-1106
Counties Served: Miami-Dade
Type of Cases Accepted: Dissolution,

Dade County Put Something Back Pro Bono Project
123 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33128-1895
Phone: 305-579-5733
Fax: 305-372-7693
Intake: 305-579-5733
Counties Served: Dade
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Real Estate Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Florida Institutional Legal Services
1010-B NW 8 Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Florida Legal Services
126 West Adams Street, 502
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-355-5200

Florida Legal Services
2121 Delta Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-385-7900
http://www.floridalegal.org
Counties Served: Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted: FLS coordinates pro bono operations in Florida. FLS is not itself a direct service provider.

Florida Legal Services Resource Development
16057 Tampa Palms Blvd. West #355, 209
Tampa, FL 33647-2001
Phone: 813/558-9029

Florida Legal Services, Inc. Voluntary Pro Bono Attorney Plan
2121 Delta Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-385-7900
Fax: 850-385-9998
http://www.floridalegal.org
barbara@floridalegal.org
Counties Served: Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Income Maintenance, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption

Florida Rural Legal Services
PO Box 1499
Bartow, FL 33831-1499

Florida Rural Legal Services
3210 Cleveland Avenue, 101
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Phone: 239-334-4554
Fax: 239-334-3042
http://frls.org
Intake: 239-334-4554
Counties Served: Charlotte, De Soto, Glades, Hendry, Lee
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Dissolution

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. Volunteer Attorney Project
PO Box 4333, 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34948-4333
Phone: 561-466-4766
Fax: 561-489-3176
Counties Served: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Saint Lucie
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Greater Orlando Area Legal Services
800 North Main Street
Kissimmee, FL 32127
Phone: 407-847-0053

Gulf Coast Legal Services
PO Box 358
Saint Petersburg, FL 33731-0358

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
641 1st St South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-5003
Phone: 727-821-0726

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
314 South Missouri Avenue
Ste 109
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-443-0657
Fax: 727-461-9160
http://www.gulfcoastlegal.org
Intake: 727-443-0657
Counties Served: Pinellas
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Other categories on a limited basis, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, CED

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Public Service Project
126 W Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3849
Phone: 904-356-8371
Fax: 904-353-5831
Intake: 904-356-8371
Counties Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Taxation, Zoning, Environmental, Work Comp., Civil Rights, Pension, Trademark, Admiralty, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Lawyers For Children America, Inc.
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, 4000
Miami, FL 33131-2398
Phone: 305-577-4771
http://www.lawyersforchildrenamerica.org
FL@lawyersforchildrenamerica.org

Lee County Bar Association, Inc. Florida Rural Legal Services
PO Box 1387
Fort Myers, FL 33902-1387
Phone: 941-334-0047
Fax: 941-334-0523
Counties Served: Lee
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Terminating Parental Rights, Domestic Violence, Custody

Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc.
1900 Main St, Ste 302
Sarasota, FL 34236-5927
Phone: 941-366-0038
Fax: 941-364-8855
LAMS1234@aol.com
Intake: 941-366-0038
Counties Served: Manatee, Sarasota
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, CED, Adoption

Legal Aid Service Of Broward County, Inc.
PO Box 120910
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: 954-765-8950
http://www.legalaid.org

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
423 Fern St
Ste 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5839
Phone: 561-655-8944
Fax: 561-655-5269
http://www.legalaidpbc.org
info@legalaidpbc.org
Intake: 561-655-8944
Counties Served: Palm Beach
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption

Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Assn, Inc.
100 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32801-1602
Phone: 407-841-8310
Fax: 407-648-9240
http://www.legalaidocba.org
info@legalaidocba.org
Intake: 407-841-8310
Counties Served: Orange
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education Housing, Wills, Real Estate Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption,

Legal Services of North Florida Private Bar Involvement Program
2119 Delta Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4220
Phone: 850-385-9007
Fax: 850-385-7603
http://www.LSNF.ORG
Intake: 904-385-9007
Counties Served: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody, Adoption

Northwest Florida Legal Services
PO Box 1551
Pensacola, FL 32597
Phone: 850-432-2336

Northwest Florida Legal Services, Inc.
701 South J Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone: 850-432-2336
Fax: 850-434-1297
Intake: 850-432-2336
Counties Served: Escambia, Santa Rosa
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Education Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Saint Thomas University Human Rights Institute
16400 NW 32nd Ave
Opa Locka, FL 33054
Phone: 305-628-6737
Fax: 305-628-6742
Intake: 305-628-6737
Counties Served: Dade
Type of Cases Accepted: Knowledge is Power Project (KIP) focusd on African Americans who live in district. Immigration

Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc.
115 Boston Ave, Ste 2100
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-5901
Phone: 407-834-1660
Fax: 407-834-2080

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Intake: 407-834-1660 x200
Counties Served: Seminole
Type of Cases Accepted: Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

The Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Assn, Inc.
301 S Monroe St, Ste 443A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1803
Phone: 850-222-3004
Fax: 850-222-3864
Intake: 850-222-3004
Counties Served: Leon
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. Volunteer Attorney Program
901 N. W. 8th Ave, Suite D-5
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-372-0519
Fax: 352-375-1631
http://www.trls.org
Intake: 800-372-0936
Counties Served: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Saint Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption,

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., VLP
126 W. Adams Street
7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 866-256-8091
http://www.trls.org
Intake: 866-256-8091
Counties Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, Saint Johns

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., VLP
853 Sisters Welcome Road, PO Drawer 3067
Lake City, FL 32056
Phone: 800-495-0039
http://www.trls.org
Intake: 800-495-0039
Counties Served: Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., VLP
901 N.W. 8th Avenue, D-5
Gainesville, FL 32801
Phone: 800-372-0936
http://www.trls.org
Intake: 800-372-0519
Counties Served: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Saint Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Family Law, Probate, Health, Domestic Violence, AIDS/HIV

Volunteer Involvement Project, Affordable Legal Services
PO Box 24688
Lakeland, FL 33802-4688
Phone: 863-688-7376
Fax: 863-683-7861
Intake: 863-688-7376
Counties Served: De Soto, Hardee, Highlands, Polk
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Volunteer Lawyers Project
216 S 6th St
Palatka, FL 32177-4608
Phone: 904-328-8361
Fax: 904/328-4902
Intake: 904-328-8361
Counties Served: Flagler, Saint Johns
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Wills, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Adoption

Volunteer Lawyers Project For Southern District Of Florda
200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 2870
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-373-4334
Fax: 305-358-0910
volunteerlawyers@bellsouth.net
Counties Served: Broward, Dade, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Monroe, Palm Beach, Saint Lucie
Type of Cases Accepted: Employment Law, Federal Civil, no habeas.

Withlacoochee Area Legal Services
222 SW Broadway Street
Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: 352-629-0105
Counties Served: Marion
Type of Cases Accepted:

Lawyer Referral Programs:

The Florida Bar LRS
651 East Jefferson Street
General Phone No: 850-561-5844
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
800 Phone: 800-342-8011 (Statewide & Nationwide)
Languages: Spanish, Creole, Russian, Chinese, German, Haitian, Polish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Yiddish
http://www.floridabar.org/
Counties Served: Statewide, except for counties with a local LRIS
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

Broward County Bar Association LRS
1051 SE 3rd Ave.
General Phone No: 954-764-8040 X3
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1107
Languages: Spanish, Creole, Hebrew

Lawyer Referral and Information Service


Counties Served: Broward
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

Collier County Bar Association LRS
3315 Tamiami Trl E. Ste 505
General Phone No: 239-252-8138
Naples, FL 34112-4961
http://www.colliercountybar.org
Counties Served: Collier
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.

Jacksonville Bar Association LRS
841 Prudential Dr. Suite 1320
Jacksonville, FL 32207
General Phone No: 904-399-5780
http://www.jaxbar.org/lawyerreferralservices
Counties Served: Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association LRS
216 S. Tarragona Street, Suite B
General Phone No: 850-434-6009
Pensacola, FL 32502
http://www.esrba.com
Counties Served: Escambia, Santa Rosa
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

Hillsborough County Bar Association LRS
1610 N. Tampa Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
General Phone No: 813-221-7780
Languages: Spanish
http://www.hillsbar.com/
Counties Served: Hillsborough
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.

Lee County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
PO Box 1387
General Phone No: 239-334-4491
Fort Myers, FL 33902-1387
http://www.leebar.org/lr.htm
Counties Served: Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

Tallahassee Bar Association LRS
PO Box 813
Tallahassee, FL 32302
General Phone No: 850-222-3292
http://www.tallahasseebar.org
Counties Served: Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.

Orange County Bar Association LRS
880 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
General Phone No: 407-422-4537
Languages: Spanish
http://orangecountybar.org/
Counties Served: Orange, Oscelola, Seminole
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

Palm Beach County Bar Association LRIS
1507 Belvedere Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
General Phone No: 561-687-3266 & 561-451-3256

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Counties Served: Palm Beach
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law except: Environmental, Intellectual Property

Clearwater Bar Association LRS
800 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33755
General Phone No: 727-461-4880
http://www.clearwaterbar.org/
Counties Served: Pinellas
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

St. Petersburg Bar Association LRS
2880 – 1st Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8604
General Phone No: 727-821-5450
Languages: Spanish, Lebanese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
http://www.stpetebar.com/
Counties Served: Pinellas
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law except: Intellectual Property, Securities, Civil Rights

Attorneys’ Certified Referral Service
3434 N. Tamiani Trail #926
General Phone No: 941-351-6157
Sarasota, FL 34234
800 Phone: 800-671-7655
http://www.Attorneyreferralonline.com
Counties Served: Sarasota, Manatee, Lee, Charlotte, Osceola, Collier, Orange, Seminole, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Osceola
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law.

Military-Specific Programs:

The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-6740
YSherron@flabar.org
Contact: Yvonne Sherron

The Florida Bar has a Military Affairs Committee
The scope and function of the Military Affairs Committee is twofold: first, to gather and disseminate information, share expertise and advise the members of the Bar on all matters relating to the practice of military law in Florida, and second, to have general jurisdiction regarding any problem which may arise relative to the provision of legal services to, for, or by members of the military establishment.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s (CLSMF) Veterans Advocacy Project is committed to helping low income, elderly or disabled Central Florida military veterans and/or their family with their civil (non criminal) legal needs at no cost. To request assistance, please visit http://applyforhelp.clsmf.org/ or email veterans@clsmf.org or call our attorney, Shelly Campbell, at (386) 255-6573 x 2441. The Veterans Advocacy project cannot guarantee legal representation, but will work to find an attorney to assist qualified veterans.

Legal Aid of Broward County
Mission United Pro Bono Project
491 North State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone: 954-4-UNITED (954-486-4833)
Fax: 954-736-2480
Counties Served: Broward
Type of Cases Accepted: Family Law, Housing, Benefits, Real Estate and Business Transactional Matters, Probate/Wills/Estate, Planning/Advance Directives

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 500
Miami, FL 33137
The Military Legal Advocacy Project (MLAP) helps low income veterans and their families retain stable housing and avoid becoming homeless by resolving civil legal problems that are a barrier to obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.

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