Users sign up for an account, then post their legal question privately on the online platform. Attorneys sign up for the categories in which they want to provide help and receive email alerts when a question has been posted on the platform. Volunteer attorneys anonymously answer the question through the website. The person who posted the question receives an email alert when the question is answered and may ask follow-up questions through the online platform.
- Partners: The Florida Bar, American Bar Association
- Administrator: The Florida Bar
Lawyers can search available pro bono cases posted by civil legal aid and pro bono programs statewide and by some national programs such as the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. Keyword search enables users to narrow results to a geographic or legal practice area, case type, or a specific legal aid program. When lawyers find cases they are interested in, they can notify the posting organization through a simple online form.
- Partners: The Florida Bar Foundation, 25 civil legal aid and pro bono programs
- Administrator: The Florida Bar Foundation
Domestic Violence Legal Hotline
800-500-1119, ext. 3 (in Florida)
850-385-0611 (outside Florida)
Florida Relay 711
This hotline provides free legal advice and referrals regarding injunctions for protection and other family law matters for victims of domestic, dating, sexual violence, and stalking. Non-English speaking callers have access to foreign-language interpreters.
- Partners: Florida Legal Services Inc., Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Administrator: Florida Legal Services, Inc.
Florida Senior Legal Helpline
Eligible callers are scheduled for a free telephone consultation with a legal aid attorney or paralegal. Most callers will receive answers to their legal questions during the initial telephone appointment. Clients may also qualify for referrals to civil legal aid providers in the clients’ local communities. These providers work in partnership with the Senior Legal Helpline and the Department of Elder Affairs to ensure that low-income and other vulnerable elderly Floridians have equal access to legal remedies.
- Partners: Bay Area Legal Services, Florida Department of Elder Affairs
- Administrator: Bay Area Legal Services
Available on Apple and Android devices, the app seeks to help Floridians who represent themselves in family law cases by offering, in one place, information for people seeking a divorce, adoption, orders of protection, name change, and other family law issues. Among the resources available are links and contact information for help centers all around the state, along with 186 Supreme Court-approved family law forms that can be filled out on the device.
- Partners: Office of the State Courts Administrator, Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice
- Administrator: Office of the State Courts Administrator
Designed for the public, the site offers legal information and self-help forms, in PDF and guided interview format, for Floridians trying to understand and solve their legal problems without an attorney, as well as access to legal organizations, clinics, self-help centers, and both Florida Bar and local bar association referral services. Recent upgrades include plain language practice area navigation, more robust search, and a “Read Clearly” plain language legal glossary. Users can find information on upcoming clinics.
- Administrator: Florida Justice Technology Center
Florida Disaster Legal Services Hotline
Disaster survivors who call the hotline can opt to hear a recorded message in English or Spanish with instructions for leaving a voicemail requesting legal assistance. They are asked to provide their name, telephone number, county of residence, and a description of their legal problems. A volunteer attorney will call the survivor back after receiving an email from The Florida Bar with the intake information.
- Partners: The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, ABA Young Lawyers Division, FEMA
- Administrator: The Florida Bar