Free Legal Aid in Jacksonville

Last updated: November 15, 2013

Do you have a legal issue in Jacksonville, but can’t afford to hire an attorney? There are many free or low-cost legal service options for Duval County residents. One of the main providers is Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, a nonprofit legal aid organization providing free legal aid to low-income residents and seniors. There may be income limits that apply for you to qualify for free/low-cost help. Contact the specific agency to learn more. Below is a list of several organizations available to help you should you need legal advice in Jax.

General Law

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

    Jacksonville Chapter (Duval County)
    P.O. Box 32102

    Jacksonville
    , FL 32237

    Tel: (904) 396-5242

    Areas of Law: Discrimination, Election and Voting, Freedom Speech, Freedom of Religion, Immigration Rights, LGBT Rights, Privacy, Police Practices, Jail and Prison Conditions, and other issues of fair treatment by government.

    Good to Know: The ACLU does not usually assist in the following types of cases: criminal defense or post-conviction appeals, divorce or child custody disputes, property disputes, tax problems, workers compensation issues, consumer complaints, landlord-tenant disputes, building code issues and complaints about lawyers or judges. Requests for legal assistance can be submitted online.

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

    26 W. Adams St.
    Jacksonville
    , FL 32202

    Tel: (904) 356-8371

    Areas of Law: Community Development, Consumer, Education, Family, Elder, Employment, Fair Housing, Health, HIV/AIDS, Public Benefits, Mental Health issues, and Immigration.

    Good to Know: This office only serves Duval and Nassau Counties. Services are by appointment only. They offer advice/legal counsel, brief services, self-help clinics, community legal education, and referrals, as well as full representation in administrative hearings and county, state, and federal courts. Applicants must qualify for services under financial guidelines. These guidelines are based on household size, income and assets. Most families who receive government benefits or who have minimum wage jobs are eligible for services. Some services are not income sensitive such as senior legal services, HIV/AIDS advocacy, and housing issues.

  • Three Rivers Legal Services

    3225 University Blvd South
    Suite 220

    Jacksonville
    , FL 32216

    Tel: (904) 394-7450

    Area of Law: Civil

    Good to Know: This agency offers free civil legal services to low-income, eligible clients in seventeen counties throughout North Florida. Eligibility is based on household income, size, assets and case type.

     

Disability Law

  • Disability Rights of Florida

    2728 Centerview Drive
    Suite 102

    Tallahassee
    , FL 32301

    Tel: (800) 342-0823

    Areas of Law: Disability, Abuse, Neglect, Benefits Assistance, and Employment, Access to Public Accommodations, Special Education, Negotiation, and Mediation.

    Good to Know: This is a statewide program providing legal representation to those with mental and physical disabilities throughout Miami. Your legal issue must directly relate from your disability.

Elder Law

  • Senior Legal Helpline

    Department of Elder Affairs
    Tel: 1-888-895-7873

    Area of Law: Civil

    Good to Know: Volunteer attorneys are available to answer basic legal questions via phone free of charge for Florida residents age 60 and over. Calls are strictly confidential. Call to learn specific dates and times.

Family Law

  • Duval County Family Court Services

    501 West Adams Street
    Jacksonville
    , FL 32202

    Tel: (904) 255-1060

    Areas of Law: Family, Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce

    Good to Know: This agency provides assistance to residents of Clay, Duval, and Nassau with dissolution of marriage cases and modification of final judgment/Orders actions. Call to learn specific dates and times.

Immigration

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

    Baker Defense Project
    126 W. Adams St

    Jacksonville
    , FL 32202

    Tel: (904) 356-8371

    Area of Law: Immigration Issues for Detainees

    Good to Know: This agency provides immigration services exclusively to persons detained at the Baker County Sheriff Department. Call to learn more.

Law Schools

  • Florida Coastal Legal Clinics

    Florida Coastal School of Law
    8787 Baypine Road

    Jacksonville
    , FL 32256

    Tel: (904) 680-7700

    Areas of Law: Disability, Immigration, Criminal, Family

    Good to Know: The Law School only accepts new cases during certain times of the year. Call to learn more.