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In 1937, the organization that has become Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. (JALA) was born when a group of Jacksonville Bar attorneys banded together to provide legal services to those who could not otherwise afford them.  In 1973, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid was officially named, and in 1976 JALA achieved 501(c)3 status.

Today, JALA is a law firm of 40 attorneys specializing in providing civil legal assistance to low-income persons. A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, JALA is an equal opportunity service provider and does not discriminate in respect to race, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or age.

Please explore our site to determine if JALA may be of assistance to you or your family.

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JALA on Social Media

Connect and join in the conversation with JALA on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-In

Upcoming Events and Free Legal Clinics

Click Here for a list of JALA community events [fundraisers and more]

Click Here for a list of Free Legal Clinics [monthly clinics, ask-a-lawyer events, and more]


Announcement: Space for Rent Near New Jacksonville Courthouse

Multiple suites varying from 714 sq ft to 1,058 sq ft available for rent @ $14.50 per SqFt at the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc’s downtown location at 126 W. Adams Street. A full top floor approximately 4,000 sq ft also available. Recently renovated building with new elevators and roof. Security access door requiring badges provided by the landlord. Build outs to customize the space can be negotiated. Only 2 1/2 blocks from the new court house. Parking available in the lot across from the courthouse. Walking distance from the Jacksonville Landing. Great view from some of the suites and the floor.




"Imagine the impact we could make if every attorney in the State of Florida took just one Pro Bono case . . ." - Chief Justice Peggy Quince, Supreme Court of Florida

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