Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Providing Effective Communication for Clients who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind: A Handbook for Florida Attorneys
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. The program began in July 2006, and is housed in Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida.
JALA serves the 4 counties of: Nassau, Duval, St. Johns and Clay. We also provide referral services to other attorneys who can assist you in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union.
We help in three main ways; Direct Legal Advocacy, Education and Collaboration. Click topics below to expand for more information.
We generally provide free services to people who meet the federal income poverty standards, and provide referral to Deaf/Hard of Hearing people who earn too much money for us to help them directly. We encourage you to contact us to see if you qualify for free assistance.
JALA Deaf/Hard of Hearing Unit
Call: (904) 356-8371 ext. 333