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There are up to fifty cases listed here. Cases can be sorted by column headings. If you would like to assist a client but don't see a case with which you can assist, please send an email to Kathy Para, kathy.para@jaxlegalaid.org, indicating your case preferences and areas of interest. Cases listed may have been referred for placement with a pro bono attorney via the Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership (NFMLP), Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS), or via applications for service at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA). Remember that we support our pro bono attorneys with: free CLE webinars in most of the substantive areas represented below (see full list of CLE webinars at "Training and Support for Pro Bono Attorneys"); access to our offices for client meetings, if helpful; professional liability coverage; access to Westlaw for research on JALA pro bono case matters, and pairing with an expert resource person for guidance.

Pro Bono Cases Awaiting Placement

Case ID Legal Problem Code Legal Problem Description County Redacted Summary Yes, I’d like to review this case further
197809 Other Consumer/Finance093 Home Improvement PbmNASSAUClient is elderly and a disabled veteran. Client is seeking help with defective home repair. A professional roofer and volunteer engineer have come out and reviewed the work. It is estimated that clieClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
308029 Other Employment290 Private Job TerminationDUVALClient is a veteran and would like a consultation with an employment attorney. Client was working with a temp agency and was told that they did not want client back because of an allegation. UC found Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
078731 Custody/Visitation312 Temp. Relative CustodyDUVALClient is seeking assistance in obtaining a temporary relative custody over minor child. Client has been providing for minor for the past 7 years and is the primary caregiver. Biological parents will Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
235632 Divorce/Sep./Annul.321 Divorce-Not ServedDUVALClient is elderly and seeking assistance in obtaining a divorce. Estranged spouse moved to another state and client is very distraught. There are no children in the marriage and no property only debtsClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
407632 Divorce/Sep./Annul.322 Domestic ViolenceDUVALClient is a dissolution of marriage. Client is disabled and receiving public assistance. Client has been married a short period a time. Client was deceived by estranged spouse who has been taking advaClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
395532 Divorce/Sep./Annul.321 Divorce-Not ServedDUVALClient is seeking assistance in filing for divorce. Client has been married for 26 years and until spouse left without letting client know. There are no children under 18. Spouse moved to out of stateClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
476932 Divorce/Sep./Annul.321 Divorce-Not ServedCLAYClient is seeking assistance in filing for divorce. Client is also seeking for custody since spouse is under investigation for child abuse.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
554033 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDuval

Client is seeking guardian advocacy over minor child. Client has had custody of minor since the age of 2. Minor has been disabled since birth with a developmental disability.

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390733 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDuval

Client is seeking a guardian advocacy over minor disabled child. Minor was born with a developmental disability and is unable to communicate or take care of oneself.

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586333 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALClient is seeking a Guardian Advocacy over adult child. Child has lived with client since birth and has a developmental disability that developed since birth.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
453436 Paternity362 Contested CustodyDUVALClient is a veteran and seeking assistance in establishing visitation rights with minor child. Client has an existing child support order but never established visitation/custody. Client has not seen Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
642438 Support381 Defending Against Child SupportDUVALClient needs assistance defending an order of contempt for child support proceeding as well as modifying child support. Client cannot afford payments because of disability.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
189963 Private Landlord/Tenant638 Other Private Landlord/TenantDUVALClient is seeking assistance in removing a judgment in an eviction lawsuit. Client was receiving housing assistance and due to former landlord's false accusations client lost assistance. The Court entClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
586967 Mortgage Foreclosures (Not Predatory Lending/Practices)670 Foreclosure/DelinquencyDUVALClient is seeking assistance in defending a foreclosure action against homestead property. Client is disabled and wants to save property.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
808967 Mortgage Foreclosures (Not Predatory Lending/Practices)670 Foreclosure/DelinquencyDUVALClient is seeking assistance in defending a foreclosure. Client inherited home and is willing to take over payments but mortgage company is not willing to work with client.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
714469 Other Housing697 Other HousingDUVALClient is seeking assistance in an unlawful retainer. Client's adult child moved in and now is not wanting to leave the rental property. Landlord is willing to work with client.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
701974 SSDI740 Disability-AdultDUVALClient is seeking representation for hearing to challenge denial of SSDI claim. suffers from diabetes, hypertension, degenerative disc disease, and depression. Request for hearing was filed in August.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
699375 SSI750 Disability-AdultCLAYClient seeks representation in SSI Hearing which was requested in June 2015. Client is diagnosed with PTSD and extreme Anxiety from time in home country that is war driven. Client experienced multipleClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
606181 Immigration/Naturalization819 Other ImmigrationNASSAUClient is looking for legal advice as to whether or not there is a pathway to becoming a legal resident.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
403881 Immigration/Naturalization810 NaturalizationDUVALClient is elderly and seeking assistance in obtaining U.S. Citizenship. Client cannot read, write or speak English. Client does not meet the requirements for an exemption; therefore, client seeks to aClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
704781 Immigration/Naturalization819 Other ImmigrationDUVALClient needs assistance to reapply for B-2 Visa (medical visa) for client and children (one who is over 18). Visa expired in June and admission date runs in September. Ultimately, client and children Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
494295 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALElderly client is seeking assistance in probating late parent's estate. Decedent passed intestate. Client and sibling are the only potential heirs and are in agreement as to the distribution.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
520995 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient is seeking assistance in probating late parent's estate. Decedent passed testate leaving client and sibling as personal representatives. Summary administration is needed to access funds and homClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
442695 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient is seeking assistance in probating late parent's estate. Decedent passed intestate and all heirs are in agreement as to the distribution of the estate.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
469395 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient is seeking assistance in probating late siblings estate. Decedent passed intestate and has only one potential heir. Client will serve as the personal administrative and summary administration iClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
489995 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient is elderly and seeking assistance in probating late spouse's estate. Decedent passed intestate and left real property that client would like to take possession of.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
636895 Wills/Estates950 Will CreationDUVALElderly client is seeking assistance in creating a Will.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
583495 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient is seeking assistance in probating late parent's estate. Decedent passed testate leaving the homestead property to client.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
632495 Wills/Estates950 Will CreationDUVALElderly client is seeking assistance in modifying existing Will to include/exclude certain beneficiaries.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
529795 Wills/Estates950 Will CreationDUVALClient is seeking assistance in creating a Will and Advanced Directives.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
491695 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient is seeking assistance in probating late parent's estate. Decedent passed testate and client is the sole beneficiary. Client already deposited Will with the Clerk of Court.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
299295 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient is seeking assistance in probating late parent's estate. Decedent passed intestate and client is the sole potential heir of the estate. Client needs a summary administration to determine homestClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
 
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