Even if we cannot take on your case, there are other avenues to receive help:
If you are over-income, you may call the Lawyer Referral Service at (904) 399-5780. There you will be directed to a local attorney who handles the type of problem you have. For $50 you will receive a thirty minute consultation from that attorney about your legal issue.
“Ask-A-Lawyer” events. These events are free of charge. Individuals have the opportunity to speak with an attorney, one-to-one, for 10-15 minutes to get insight and guidance on a specific legal matter. The attorneys are not opening cases for representation but are providing legal information on options for resolving an issue and opinions on whether a case has legal merit. For information on the next Ask-A-Lawyer event, click here.
Also, JALA is fortunate to have many volunteer pro bono attorneys who take cases we are unable for some reason to handle. In many situations your case may be referred to one of those private pro bono volunteers.
In addition, although JALA handles many family law cases, there are instances when due to a lack of resources JALA is unable to help with a divorce, paternity or child custody case. In those instances you may call Family Court Services at the Duval County Courthouse at (904) 630-7682 for assistance and guidance in how to handle the case yourself.