Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) provides legal services including representation to eligible domestic violence victims. They represent clients based on lawyer availability. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid provides representation in cases including adoption, child support, custody, divorce, injunction for protection, immigration petitions for abused spouses and trafficking victims, guardianship, paternity and visitation. JALA has a special project, The Refugee Immigration Project, which is only able to help certain types of immigrants who have immigration cases – refugees, people granted asylum (asylees), Haitian/Cuban entrants/parolees, persons who have their green cards but originally were refugees/asylees/C-H entrants/parolees, Amerasians, Iraqi & Afghani Special Immigrant Visa holders and persons certified as victims of human trafficking. The Jacksonville office serves Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union Counties.
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.