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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 28, 2017

Legal Assistance

Florida

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.   We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

 

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Charlotte

Charlotte County Justice Center
350 East Marion Avenue
P.O. Box 511687
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (239) 533-2884
Web: http://www.ca.cjis20.org/home/main/dv.asp
The Charlotte County Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Program provides services to victims of domestic violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence. Services include assistance in securing Injunctions for Protection. The Charlotte County Justice Center serves Charlotte County.

Citrus

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. (Inverness Office)
106 North Osceola Avenue
Iverness, FL 34450
Hotline: (866) 801-5566 (Hernando County); (800) 984-2918 (Sumter County); (352) 726-6592 (Citrus County)
Phone: (352) 726-8512
Fax: (352) 726-0177
Web: http://clsmf.org/
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. (CLSMF) provides free legal services for low to moderate income individuals. Legal aid and advice services include: domestic violence, family law, children and education, housing, public benefits, elder advocacy, veterans, and tax controversy assistance. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. serves Citrus, Hernando, and Sumter Counties.

Clay

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (Green Cove Springs Office)
825 North Orange Avenue, Room 308
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: (904) 284-8410
Web: http:// www.jaxlegalaid.org
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) provides free and low cost legal services to low-income individuals. Representation is provided for cases including adoption, child support, custody, divorce, injunction for protection, immigration petitions for abused spouses and trafficking victims, guardianship, paternity and visitation. The Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Green Cove Springs office serves Clay County.

Collier

Legal Aid Service of Collier County (Immokalee Office)
1400 North 15th Street, Suite 201
Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone: (239) 657-7442
Fax: (239) 657-7737
Web: http://www.collierlegalaid.org/legal-services-victims-project/
Legal Aid of Collier County’s Legal Services to Victims Project (LSTV) provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, repeat violence, and elder and other abuse. Services offered are Injunctions for Protection, advice and counsel to victims, dissolution of marriage (divorce), child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, property distribution, and domestic violence related immigration housing and public benefit issues. The LSTV Project serves Collier County.

Legal Aid Service of Collier County (Naples Office)
4436 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: (239) 775-4555
Fax: (239) 775-3887
Web: http://www.collierlegalaid.org/legal-services-victims-project/
Legal Aid of Collier County’s Legal Services to Victims Project (LSTV) provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, repeat violence, and elder and other abuse. Services offered are Injunctions for Protection, advice and counsel to victims, dissolution of marriage (divorce), child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, property distribution, and domestic violence related immigration housing and public benefit issues. The LSTV Project serves Collier County.

Columbia

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. (Lake City Office)
334 Northwest Lake City Avenue
Lake City, FL 32055
Phone: (352) 372-0519
Phone: (386) 752-5960
Fax: (386) 752-5999
Web: http://www.trls.org
Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. (TRL) provides free civil legal assistance to domestic violence victims. TRL take cases regarding injunctions for protection, custody, divorce and other issues of civil law. The Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. Lake City office serves Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor Counties.

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