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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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Palm Beach

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (Belle Glade Office)
1540 Northwest Avenue L, Suite 103
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Phone: (561) 993-0003
Phone: (888) 993-0003
Fax: (561) 993-0004
Web: https://www.frls.org/home.html
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (FRLS) provides legal assistance, representation and education to low income clients. FRLS’s services include elder law, housing, labor and employment, education, family law services, civil rights, and family security/public benefits. FRLS Belle Glade office serves Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and Canal Point Counties.

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (West Palm Beach Office)
2051 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite 101
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (561) 820-8902
Phone: (800) 284-4588
Fax: (561) 820-8892
Web: http://www.frls.org/home.html
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (FRLS) provides legal assistance, representation and education to low income clients. FRLS’s services include elder law, housing, labor and employment, education, family law services, civil rights, and family security/public benefits. FRLS West Palm Beach office serves Palm Beach County.

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. (West County Office)
423 Fern Street, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 655-8944
Phone: (800) 403-9353
Web: http://www.legalaidpbc.org
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach, Inc. provides legal low income and underserved communities. Legal Services include family advocacy (this includes a domestic violence project which provides representation for victims of abuse or domestic violence), children’s advocacy, elder advocacy, individual rights (immigrant, housing, and more), health advocacy, and community outreach. The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. serves Palm Beach County.

Pasco

Bay Area Legal Services (Dade City Office)
37718 Meridian Avenue
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (352) 567-9044
Fax: (352) 567-0681
Web: http://www.bals.org
Email: bals-info@bals.org
Bay Area Legal Services provides free and low-cost civil legal help to low-income individuals. Areas of service include: domestic violence, family law, veterans services, housing, foreclosure and more. Bay Area Legal Services serves Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.

Bay Area Legal Services (New Port Richey Office)
8406 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite B2
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: (727) 847-5494
Fax: (727) 816-1071
Web: http://www.bals.org
Email: bals-info@bals.org
Bay Area Legal Services provides free and low-cost civil legal help to low-income individuals. Areas of service include: domestic violence, family law, veterans services, housing, foreclosure and more. Bay Area Legal Services serves Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.

Pinellas

Bay Area Legal Services (Clearwater Office)
800 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: (727) 490-4040
Fax: (727) 201-4331
Web: http://www.bals.org
Email: bals-info@bals.org
Bay Area Legal Services provides free and low-cost civil legal help to low-income individuals. Areas of service include: domestic violence, family law, veterans services, housing, foreclosure and more. Bay Area Legal Services serves Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (Clearwater Office)
2189 Cleveland Street, Building G, Suite 210
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: (727) 443-0657
Fax: (727) 461-9160
Web: http://www.gulfcoastlegal.org
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) provides free or low-cost legal services to low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, victims of domestic violence and or human trafficking, and the elderly. Areas of legal services include assistance with housing, eviction, and foreclosure problems; family or domestic violence issues; immigration and human trafficking matters; and tax, SSI/disability, and consumer matters. GLS places special emphasis on helping the seniors (age 60+), families with school-age children, homeless persons, ex-offenders re-entering society, and LGBTQ+ individuals. GLS serves Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties.

Bay Area Legal Services (St. Petersburg Office)
4948 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone: (727) 490-4040
Phone: (800) 955-8771
Fax: (727) 490-4331
Web: http://www.bals.org
Email: bals-info@bals.org
Bay Area Legal Services provides free and low-cost civil legal help to low-income individuals. Areas of service include: domestic violence, family law, veterans services, housing, foreclosure and more. Bay Area Legal Services serves Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.

Community Law Program
501 First Avenue North, Room 519
St.Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 582-7480
Fax: (727) 582-7267
Web: http://www.lawprogram.org/home.aspx
Email: clp@lawprogram.org
The Community Law Program provides free legal assistance to low income individuals. CLP's areas of legal services include bankruptcy, divorce/family law, elder law, housing, general civil cases, and unemployment compensation cases. CLP serves Pinellas County.

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (St. Petersburg Office)
501 First Avenue North, Suite 420
St.Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 821-0726
Fax: (727) 821-3340
Web: http://www.gulfcoastlegal.org
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) provides free or low-cost legal services to low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, victims of domestic violence and or human trafficking, and the elderly. Areas of legal services include assistance with housing, eviction, and foreclosure problems; family or domestic violence issues; immigration and human trafficking matters; and tax, SSI/disability, and consumer matters. GLS places special emphasis on helping the seniors (age 60+), families with school-age children, homeless persons, ex-offenders re-entering society, and LGBTQ+ individuals. GLS serves Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties.

Polk

Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society (Bartow Office)
550 East Davidson Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 519-5663
Fax: (863) 578-3580
Web: http://www.hofla.org/
The Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society (HOFLA) provides advice, counsel, and direct representation in areas of family law (including divorce, paternity/child custody, and related matters), domestic violence, and immigration (focusing on victims of domestic violence or violent crimes). HOFLA serves Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties.

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (Lakeland Office)
1321 East Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 688-7376
Phone: (800) 277-7680
Fax: (863) 683-7861
Web: http://www.frls.org
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (FRLS) provides legal assistance, representation and education to low income clients. FRLS’s services include elder law, housing, labor and employment, education, family law services, civil rights, and family security/public benefits. The Florida Rural Legal Services Lakeland office serves Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties.

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