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For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://www.floridalawhelp.org/FL/index.cfm

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers andtheir families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Eglin AFB
Air Armament Center/JA
501 W. Van Matre Ave. Suite 1
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Phone: 850-882-4613 DSN 872-4613
http://www.eglin.af.mil/units/legal/index.asp

Hurlburt Field
1 SOW/JA
212 Lukasik Ave, Suite 255
Mary Ester, FL 32544
Phone: 850-884-7821, DSN 579-7821

MacDill AFB
6 ARW/JA
8208 Hangar Loop Drive [Bldg 299]
Tampa, FL 33621
Phone: 813-828-4422, DSN 968-4422

Patrick AFB
45 SW/JA
642 OMalley Road
Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 321-494-7357, DSN 854-7357
http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/

Tyndall AFB
325 FW/JA
445 Suwannee Rd. Suite 110
Panama City, FL 32403
Phone: 850-283-4681, DSN 523-4681
http://www.tyndall.af.mil/325FW/JA/homepage.htm

USCG Miami
7th District Legal Assistance Office
909 S.E. First Ave. [Brickell Plaza Federal Building]
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-415-6950
http://www.uscg.mil/d7/d7dl/legal_assistance.htm

NAS Jacksonville
NLSO Southeast
Box 107, Bldg 4, Ranger Street
Jacksonville, FL 32212
Phone: 904-542-2565, 942-2565
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/nlso_southeast.htm

NAS Pensacola
NLSO Central
161 Turner ST Suite B
Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone: 850-452-3730, 794-7644
http://www.jag.navy.mil/legal_services/nlso/nlso_central.htm

NAVSTA Mayport
NLSO SE Detachment Mayport
Box 280017
Mayport, FL 32228
Phone: 904-270-5445, 960-5445
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/nlso_southeast.htm

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. Its function shall be to address issues unique to representation of military members and their families in both civil and criminal matters arising within the State of Florida. Further, the committee will consider all possible means of enhancing or increasing the cooperation and communication between the local bar, the legal offices, and the judge advocates of the various military installations within the state.

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. Some examples of cases handled by the Project include eviction defense, enforcement of laws requiring landlords to provide safe and habitable housing, health care access, consumer and employment law, and advocacy to ensure receipt of a variety of public benefits and other sources of income. To request assistance, please contact (305) 576-0080 or visit us on the web at www.lsgmi.org for more information.

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