Directory of Programs

Florida

Military Legal Assistance Offices

Visit the U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance Locator to locate the nearest military legal assistance office (click on "Advanced" and "Accept"). Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs

Visit the Pro Bono Resource Directory to locate programs that provide free civil legal assistance. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs. 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.

Lawyer Referral Programs

Visit the Lawyer Referral Directory to locate programs that can connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs. 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.

Military/Veteran Specific Programs

If programs are listed below, they are designed to assist military members and/or veterans with legal matters. See the specific details and contact these programs for more information. Also visit nationwide programs. 

The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-6740
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 the CLSMF website. 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 for more information.

Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW)
Charles T. Faircloth
GI LAW Executive Director
850-487-1533
fairclothc@fdva.state.fl.us
Visit GI LAW Website
This program works to connect servicemembers facing civil legal matters in Florida with pro bono attorneys. Request forms are only accepted through the appropriate Judge Advocate General or civilian military attorney's office. Request forms are not accepted directly from servicemembers.

Tallahassee Veterans Legal Collaborative
PO Box 11091
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Visit Tallahassee Veterans Legal Collaborative Website
This program provides free legal consultations or referrals for all veterans, regardless of income or citizenship.

The VALOR Project of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association., Inc.
100 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 841-8310
Visit Legal Aid Society Website
This program provides civil legal services for low-income residents, children, veterans, and disadvantaged groups. The VALOR Project of Orange County provides an onsite walk-in legal clinic for veterans at the local Orlando VA Hospital twice per month and once per month at the Outpatient Center.

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
GAINESVILLE LOCATION
1000 NE 16th Ave, Building I
Gainesville, FL 32601-4541
Phone: 352-372-0519
View Online Application
Explore Veterans Resources
Application/Legal Help-line:  866-256-8091 (Toll-Free)

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
JACKSONVILLE LOCATION
3225 University Blvd South, Suite 220
Jacksonville, FL 32216-2762
Phone: 904-394-7450
View Online Application
Explore Veterans Resources
Application/Legal Help-line:  866-256-8091 (Toll-Free)

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
LAKE CITY LOCATION
334 NW Lake City Avenue
Lake City, FL 32055-4821
Phone: 386-752-5960
View Online Application
Explore Veterans Resources
Application/Legal Help-line: 866-256-8091 (Toll-Free)

Bay Area Legal Services, Maj. General Ernest A. and Marilyn Bedke Veterans Law Center
Attorneys can provide assistance to eligible veterans throughout the State of Florida through the Florida Veterans Legal Helpline. The Helpline attorneys provide advice and brief assistance regarding a variety of civil legal matters and can refer veterans to local legal aid organizations if such resources exist in their area. To request assistance, please call (866) 486-6161. Bay Area Legal Services cannot guarantee legal representation, but will work to find attorneys to assist qualified veterans.