Florida Legal Aid Programs

Programs are listed in the chart below. (Not all programs are funded by FFLA.)

  • Some programs cover all counties and are listed as “statewide”.

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Florida Legal Aid Programs:

Legal Aid ProgramCounties servedDescription
Americans for Immigrant JusticeStatewideAmericans for Immigrant Justice is a non-profit law firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants including unaccompanied immigrant children, survivors of trafficking and domestic violence and more.
Bay Area Legal ServicesHillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, SarasotaBay Area Legal Services provides free civil legal help to eligible residents of our five-county service area, and seniors and veterans across the state of Florida.
Brevard County Legal AidBrevardBCLA attorneys provide legal services on a range of issues including; family law, foreclosures, domestic violence, guardianship, consumer cases, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant cases.
CAIR FloridaBay, Broward, Hillsborough, OrangeThe vast majority of CAIR Florida's work deals with civil rights and anti-defamation.
Catholic Legal ServicesMiami-Dade, BrowardCLS provides professional immigration services to the South Florida's refugee and immigrant community, particularly to low-income clients.
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South FloridaBrowardCoast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida provides civil legal services to financially eligible clients in the following areas: Family Law, Senior Citizens, and Economic Advocacy and Community Health
Community Justice ProjectMiami-DadeWe are community lawyers. In our legal work we collaborate closely with community organizers and grassroots groups in low-income communities of color because we believe that a more democratic, more just and more equal society can only truly come about through grassroots organizing and social movement.
Community Law ProgramPinellasCommunity Law Program offers a variety of free civil legal services for low-income residents throughout Pinellas County.
Community Legal ServicesBrevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, VolusiaWe provide legal services and advice on a variety of issues including consumer, children and education, domestic violence, elder advocacy, family law, housing, public benefits and veterans services.
CABA Pro BonoBroward, Miami-Dade, MonroeAreas of Legal Services include, but are not limited to domestic violence, dependency, human trafficking victims' representation, immigration/citizenship.
Dade County Legal Aid SocietyMiami-DadeLegal Assistance to qualifying low-income residents of Miami-Dade County in the following areas of law: Family Law, Domestic Violence, Child & Teen Advocacy, Consumer & Bankruptcy, Human Sex Trafficking, Guardianship & Probate, Housing & Real Property, Community Development, Aging Adults, and more.
Disability Independence Group (DIG)StatewideThe mission of DIG is to expand opportunities for participation, education, employment and acceptance of Persons with Disabilities through advocacy, litigation, education, and training.
Disability Rights FloridaStatewideAny Floridian with a disability-related issue is eligible to receive Disability Rights Florida services.
Emerald Coast Legal Aid (Northwest Florida Legal Services)Escambia, Santa RosaPractice areas include domestic violence, family law, elder law, property law, wills and estages, and foreclosure help.
FAMU College of Law OrangeThe Economic Justice Clinic provides transactional legal services to underserved businesses, organizations, and individuals to support positive economic development.
Florida Health Justice ProjectStatewideFlorida Health Justice Project recognizes that access to quality and affordable health care is a human right and engages in comprehensive advocacy to expand healthcare access and promote health equity for vulnerable Floridians.
Florida Justice InstituteStatewideThe Florida Justice Institute is a nonprofit public interest law firm that conducts civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of prisoners’ rights, housing discrimination, disability discrimination, and other areas that impact the lives of Florida’s poor and disenfranchised.
Florida Legal ServicesStatewideFlorida Legal Services is a statewide leader in advancing economic, social, and racial justice. We advocate for poor, vulnerable, and hard to reach people through impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, education, and strategic partnerships.
Florida Rural Legal ServicesCharlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Polk, St. LucieWe offer free civil legal assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, and other low-income people in many areas of the law including evictions and landlord abuse, foreclosure rights, public housing, housing discrimination, denial of public benefits, divorce, child custody and visitation, domestic abuse, debt collection and unfair loans, immigration, and much more.
Florida State University College of LawLeonThe Public Interest Law Center is comprised of the Children’s Advocacy Clinic, Farmworker & Immigration Rights Clinic (FIRC), International Human Rights Advocacy Clinic, Claude Pepper Elder Law Clinic, Children in Prison Project, Health Care Access Project, Human Trafficking and Exploitation Law Project (HELP), Juvenile Solitary Confinement Project, and Afghan Legal Advocacy Project (ALA)
Florida's Children FirstStatewideFCF works to improve the government and private systems that exist to serve children. We do this in several ways: Executive Branch Advocacy, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy, Procedural Rule Advocacy, Support for Former Foster Youth, Training and Support of Attorneys.
Guardianship Program of Dade CountyMiami-DadeGuardianship Program is a private, non-profit agency which acts as the Public Guardian for indigent adults who are adjudicated incapacitated in Miami-Dade County.
Gulfcoast Legal ServicesManatee, Pinellas, SarasotaGLS provides services in the following areas: Financial Stability Advocacy, Housing Advocacy, Family/Domestic Violence Advocacy, Immigration Advocacy
Heart of Florida Legal Aid SocietyHardee, Highlands, PolkHOFLA's practice areas include family law, domestic violence, and immigration.
IDignityStatewideIDignity provides assistance in obtaining Florida ID cards and licenses, birth certificates, Social Security cards, replacement citizenship or immigration records and other documents needed to obtain an ID/license.
Innocence Project of FloridaStatewideThe Innocence Project of Florida is a non-profit organization founded in January 2003 to help innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives.
Jacksonville Area Legal AidAlachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, UnionJALA offers civil legal services in many areas of the law including consumer law, family law, elder law, employment, health and public benefits, housing, immmigration and veterans.
KIND - Kids in Need of DefenseStatewideKIND provides attorneys to represent unaccompanied children through their legal proceedings
Latino JusticeStatewideLatinoJustice works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education.
Lawyers for Children AmericaStatewideLawyers for Children America is a leading child advocacy organization protecting the rights of children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect by providing quality pro bono legal representation and collaborating for systematic change to improve the lives of children.
Lee County Legal Aid SocietyLeeWe handle the following types of cases: Divorce with minor children, divorce without minor children, establishment of Paternity/Time-sharing, temporary Custody by Extended Family Member, Stepparent Adoption
Legal Aid of ManasotaManatee, SarasotaServices include Consumer Issues; Divorce Clinic; Domestic Violence; Family Law; Guardianship; Housing; Medical Legal Partnership; Nonprofit Assistance; Wills & Advance Directives
Legal Aid Service of Broward CountyBrowardLegal Aid Service of Broward County provides civil legal services to financially eligible clients in the following areas: Children’s Advocacy, Consumer, Homeless, Housing, Immigration, Low Income Tax Clinic, HIV/AIDS, and more.
Legal Aid Service of Collier CountyCollierLegal Aid Service of Collier County provides civil legal services to financially eligible clients in the following areas: Elderly/Senior (60+), Family Law, Housing, Immigration, Public Benefits
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach CountyPalm BeachWe help our clients by protecting their families, their health, and their livelihoods through the following practice areas: family, elderly, health, children, immigration and community outreach.
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar AssociationBrevard, Orange, Osceola, SeminoleWe provide civil legal assistance to low-income residents, the working poor, children and disadvantaged groups with special legal needs in Orange County, Florida. Assistance is provided primarily in the substantive areas of family, juvenile, housing, consumer, welfare/income maintenance, health, education, and immigration law.
Legal Services of Greater MiamiMiami-Dade, MonroeCaregiver legal assistance, community developement, consumer protection, education, homeownership, income tax, healthcare, public benefits, tenants' rights, veterans' advocacy and more.
Legal Services of North FloridaBay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, WashingtonLSNF serves the legal needs of children, elderly, victims of abuse, veterans, and people with disabilities. LSNF's priority areas include supporting families; preserving the home; maintaining economic stability; safety, stability and health; and serving populations with special vulnerabilities. These translate to cases involving Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Consumers, Employment, Education, and Health Care issues.
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of LawBrowardDisability Inclusion and Advocacy Law Clinic; Children and Families Law Clinic; Dispute Resolution Clinic; Entrepreneur Law Clinic
Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid SocietySeminoleWe handle family law, guardianship advocacy for adults and children, housing law, special education and agency for persons with disabilities benefits applications.
Southern Legal CounselStatewideSouthern Legal Counsel, Inc. (SLC) is a Florida statewide not-for-profit public interest law firm that is committed to the ideal of equal justice for all and the attainment of basic human and civil rights. SLC primarily assists individuals and groups with public interest issues who otherwise would not have access to the justice system and whose cases may bring about systemic reform.
St. Michael's Legal Center for Women and ChildrenCitrus, Hillsborough, Hernando, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, SarasotaSt. Michael's Legal Center provides legal advice and representation in the areas of Family Law, including child support, visitation, custody, and, under limited circumstances, dissolution of marriage.
St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of LawMiami-DadeOur IRS-certified student volunteers work one-on-one with tax payers providing basic tax services such as: W-2 Employees Tax Returns; Self-Employment Tax Returns; Social Security Income; and more.
Stetson University College of Law Veterans Law InstituteHillsboroughOur mission is to increase legal services available to the growing population of military members, veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay area.
The Legal Aid Foundation of TallahasseeLeonThe Pro Bono program matches low-income Leon County citizens, or Second Circuit residents with a Leon County case, to volunteer attorneys donating full-service case representation in civil cases, including: Bankruptcy, Discrimination, Employment Issues, Landlord/Tenant Issues, Money Disputes Over Purchases, Property Disputes, Wills, Family Law Issues
Three Rivers Legal ServicesDuval, Alachua, Columbia, Baker, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Madison, Union, Dixie, Taylor, Suwannee, Lafayette, HamiltonServices we provide: domestice violence, family law, housing/landlord tenant, low-income taxpayer clinic, preserving home ownership, veterans issues, foreclosure defense, consumer law, education, elder law, public benefits and more.
University of Florida Levin College of LawAlachuaThe Gender Justice Clinic provides help to clients navigating name changes and changes to identification documents. The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic represents taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS.
University of Miami School of Law Miami-DadeThe Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic offers legal services to low-income individuals who are dealing with bankruptcy. The Children & Youth Law Clinic represents children in foster care and former foster youth in dependency, health care, mental health, disability, and more. The Immigration Clinic advocates on behalf of immigrants. The Investor Rights Clinic represents under-served investors in securities arbitration claims against their brokers.