Legal Aid Organizations

Legal Aid Organizations

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (904) 356-8371
  • Florida Bar Referral Service (800) 342-8011
  • Jacksonville Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (904) 399-5780
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Miami Office (305) 808-1740
  • Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities:Tallahassee (850) 488-9071 (Main Office), Ft. Lauderdale: (800) 350-4566, Orlando (407) 897-2760, Tampa (813) 233-2920. Handles advocacy matters for the disabled.
  • Capital Collateral Representative (CCR):(850) 921-4704, 1533 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Representation to death row prisoners who have exhausted death penalty appeals.
  • Department of Labor:Wage and Hour Division: (305) 598-6607 Handles matters concerning wages, benefits, hours and overtime in the workplace.
  • Elder Helpline:1 (800) 963-5337, (954)745-9779 (Broward), (305) 670-4357 (Dade) Information and referral to local service providers for senior citizens on issues ranging from housing to recreation. Every community has a local number available to call for information and help.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):1 (800) 669-4000, or the federal office in Tampa: (813) 228-2310. Resolves complaints of employment discrimination. Enforces federal laws against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), disability or age.
  • Florida Abuse Hotline:(850)487-1111, 1 (800) 962-2873 Call here to report abuse and neglect of children, the elderly and disabled persons.
  • Florida Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service:1 (800) 342-8011 Provides names of attorneys specializing in the area of law pertinent to your case.
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee:(850) 561-5775, 650 Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee, FL 32399. Investigates complaints about attorneys.
  • Florida Commission on Human Relations:1 (800) 342-8170 Handles cases of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, and handicap in the areas of employment and housing.
  • Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services:1 (800) 435-7352 Handles complaints about unfair practices in the consumer market.
  • Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center:(305) 573-1106 Handles advocacy issues for immigrants.
  • Florida Justice Institute:(305) 358-2081, 2870 SE Financial Center, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131 2309 Handles complaints regarding prison conditions, including overcrowding and sanitation.
  • Florida State Directory:(850) 488-1234 Provides any state office number.
  • Florida Worker’s Compensation:(800) 342-1741 Handles worker’s compensation issues in Florida.
  • Justice Qualifications Committee (JQC):(850) 488-1581 Handles complaints against judges.
  • Legal Aid:Miami (305) 579-5733, Broward (954) 765-8950 Handles civil cases for low income clients, including evictions, divorce, child custody, etc.
  • Legal Hotline for Older Floridians:Miami: (305) 576-0080. Handles civil cases for older Floridians.
  • Legal Services:Miami (305) 576-0080 Handles civil cases for low income clients, including evictions, divorce, child custody, etc.
  • Servicemembers Legal Defense Network:(202) 328-3244, PO Box 53013, Washington, DC 20009. Advocacy group for gay and lesbian servicemembers effected by the “don’t ask/don’t tell” policy

Updated: February 19, 2017 — 4:40 pm

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