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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
165001 Bankruptcy/Debtor Relief010 Bankruptcy: Unsecured DebDUVALClient seeks assistance in filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.Click 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
033030 Adoption302 Relative AdoptionDUVALClient is seeking assistance in adopting minor children. Client currently has legal custody of the minors but would like to adopt in order for the minors to receive benefits from client.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
072833 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALClient needs assistance petitioning for guardianship over sibling who is not competent and needs client's assistance in all matters.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
110833 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALClient needs assistance with petitioning for guardianship over child who is in a coma and is not expected to regain capacity. The child was involved in an unexpected accident and the client needs to bClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
242333 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALParents seek Guardian Advocacy and stand-by Guardian of child with Downs SyndromeClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
231533 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultCLAYParent seeks Guardian Advocacy of child with Autism. Other parent seeks to be stand-by guardian.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
121933 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALParents seek Guardian Advocacy of adult child with mental handicap and diabetes. Adult child has moved into home of friend who attempted to access SS income. SS payments have now been halted.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
259133 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
197537 Domestic Abuse370 Domestic ViolenceCLAYClay County client currently living at shelter after Divorce. Has been a victim of Domestic violence. Client is not receiving Court ordered alimony and seeks assistance.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
248337 Domestic Abuse374 Injunction DefenseDUVALClient with IFP seeks assistance with visitation rights (not custody) to unborn child. Other parent has already lost custody of other children who are not children of Client.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
986039 Other Family393 Other FamilyDUVALDivorced parents agree regarding seeking guardianship for adult child with mental disability; functioning at 5-year-old level. Adult child receives SSI benefits and resides with one parent. Child suppClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
214262 Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)626 OtherDUVALCl seeks remedy from sellers of property bought while under construction. Property needs repairs and has city code violations. Client filed complaint with NEFAR; two brokers and two realtors found to Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
976476 Unemployment Compensation/Reemployment Assistance760 Unemployment Compensation/Reemployment Assistance000OUT-OF-STATE/OTHERClient needs assistance with an over-payment issued by Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Notice was issued past the 20 day deadline so the first question is whether the client's opportunClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
216779 Other Income Maintanence791 Other Income MaintenanceDUVALCl is residual beneficiary of a Florida trust. Wishes to refuse assets worth $50,000 due to affect on SSI and Medicaid support. Wishes for child to receive. Has 2 siblings who are also beneficiaries Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
912682 Mental Health820 Guradianship/AdultsDUVALClient requires representation to petition for guardianship over child who will turn 18 in February. Since child does not have a diagnosed developmental disability, then client will need to pursue a gClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
231695 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateNASSAUParent passed away in 2014. Owned the property that applicant lives in now with applicant's disabled child. Deceased also owned other properties. Deceased's other children are still alive. Oldest in hClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
227295 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient seeks to probate intestate estate of parent. Client is sole heir. Primary asset is a house. House is occupied by non-relative without permission or rent payment. Client cannot evict without proClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
175395 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALParent of cl passed away testate in 2013. Three siblings in agreement. Assets include a house. Client is paying the mortgage.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
221695 Wills/Estates950 Will CreationDUVALSenior citizen wishes to have Health Care Surrogate named. Wishes to leave assets to church. Seeks advice regarding Advance Directives and Will.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
190395 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient seeks to probate estate of grandparent who died testate in 2004. Client is only named beneficiary. Client has copy of will, not original. Only other potential heirs are 2 siblings of client. AlClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
231195 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALCl wishes to probate estate of spouse who passed in 2016. Left real property and small bank account with no beneficiary named. Deceased had one sibling.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
163495 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALCl seeking probate for estate of parent who passed 2015; widowed. House in foreclosure- has rec'd continuance for probate. Car is paid off. Cl has sibling who is not interested in assets.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
231496 Advanced Directives/Powers of Attorney960 Power of Attorney - AdultNASSAUWidowed client wants to make sure adult child will get her estate but most importantly can make the health care decisions for cl.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
 
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