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Application For JALA Services

Apply for JALA Services

To apply for services, please call one of our office locations listed below to begin our intake process. If you reside outside of our service area, you must contact your local legal aid agency and request they send a referral to our office. Please address referrals to the intake department.

All of our client’s cases are important, however a few require immediate help. If this is a true emergency (example, a time sensitive situation such as you have been served with an eviction notice), please call the office directly and state that this is a legal emergency and you need immediate legal help.

Please note: Criminal Cases are handled by the Public Defender’s Office.

Immigration Issue Assistance:

Immigration Clients are seen at the Jacksonville Office.
JALA’s  Refugee Immigration Project is only able to help certain types of immigrants who have immigration cases – refugees, people granted asylum (asylees), Haitian/Cuban entrants/parolees, persons who have their green cards but originally were refugees/asylees/C-H entrants/parolees, Amerasians, Iraqi & Afghani Special Immigrant Visa holders and persons certified as victims of human trafficking.

Immigrants who have one of those statuses may come to the project’s offices on the 2nd floor of JALA between 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday, or may call (904) 356-8371, ext. 334.

Disabilities Law Assistance:

Clients who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind are seen at the Jacksonville Office. The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Legal Advocacy Program of JALA is designated to educate, advocate and litigate on behalf of, and to empower deaf and hard of hearing people in Northeast Florida.

To contact the JALA Deaf/Hard of Hearing Unit:
Call: (904) 356-8371 ext. 333

JALA Locations

Please call to schedule an appointment. The client application intake hours for each of these offices are listed below. However, if you are unable to reach any of these offices, client applications are also accepted at many outreach facilities in the local area. Please contact JALA for more information about Outreach Locations.

Jacksonville Office

Serving residents of Alachua • Baker • Bradford • Columbia • Dixie • Duval • Gilchrist • Hamilton • Lafayette • Levy • Madison • Nassau • Suwannee • Taylor • Union

St. Johns County Legal Aid

(A branch office of JALA)
Serving residents of St. Johns County

Clay County Legal Aid

(A branch office of JALA)
Serving residents of Clay County

Downtown Jacksonville Office
126 W. Adams St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 356-8371
Toll-Free: (866) 356-8371
Fax: (904) 356-8285

St. Johns County Legal Aid
222 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 827-9921
Toll Free: (877) 827-9921
Fax: (904) 827-9978

Clay County Legal Aid
Located inside the Clay County Courthouse
825 N. Orange Avenue, Rm 308
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: (904) 284-8410 ext. 3006
Toll Free: (866) 284-8410 ext. 3006

Applications are taken by appointment.
Call (904) 356-8371 or (866) 356-8371 toll-free.

Office Hours:
8:30am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Applications are taken by appointment.
Call (904) 827-9921 or (877) 827-9921 toll-free.

Office Hours:
8:30am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

St. Johns County Legal Aid handles general civil cases for the poor, elderly, and disabled who live in St. Johns County (or whose cases are in St. Johns County), both in-house and through a joint pro bono program run by Legal Aid and The St. Johns County Bar Association.

Applications are taken by appointment.
Call (904) 284-8410, extension 3006 or (866) 284-8410, extension 3006 toll-free.