Last updated: October 29, 2013
The largest city in Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is known for its historic districts, its tourism and its tropical climate. If you have a legal problem in West Palm Beach and can’t afford an attorney, there are legal aid organizations in the city that may be able to help. Below is a list of non-profits and other legal resources that offer low-cost or free alternatives to hiring a private attorney for your legal issue. If you’ll be representing yourself in court, visit the Palm Beach County self-service center website for materials on self-representation.
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization offering free or low-cost legal services to income-eligible clients. The organization has offices in several locations, including one in West Palm Beach. Legal Aid Society has close to twenty projects that strive to meet legal needs in these areas: family advocacy, children’s advocacy, elder advocacy, individual rights advocacy, health advocacy and community outreach. The have a toll-free number, too: (800) 403-9353.
Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS) provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals in South Florida. Serving 13 counties in the southern part of the state, FRLS has offices in many cities, West Palm Beach included. FRLS offers services with many kinds of legal issues: elder law, housing, labor and employment, education, civil rights, family security and public benefits, family law services. FRLS also offers legal help to migrant farm workers across south Florida.
The Palm Beach County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30-minute consultation for a $50 fee with an attorney who has experience with your kind of legal problem. Call the phone number above to schedule your 30-minute consultation or go to the online referral form to request a consultation online. You can also call the Boca/Delray number at (561) 451-3256.