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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
210401 Bankruptcy/Debtor Relief010 Bankruptcy: Unsecured DebDUVALRetiree seeks bankruptcy for unsecured debt. Has social security income and owns a home.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
316401 Bankruptcy/Debtor Relief010 Bankruptcy: Unsecured DebDUVALClient wishes to file a chapter 7 due to unsecured debt. Has about 15-20K in credit card debt. Lives in an apartment so will be able to get the wild card exemption. Was recently served with a lawsuit Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
631531 Custody/Visitation313 VisitationClient is seeking divorce. Client wants to keep child visitations with the parent supervised until change in circumstances.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
297931 Custody/Visitation312 Temp. Relative CustodyCLAYClient seeks Temporary Relative Custody for 3 y.o. relative. Both parents are agreeable; both are dealing with addiction or homeless issues.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
408332 Divorce/Sep./Annul.320 Divorce-Served PapersDUVALClient seeks assistance to finalize divorce. Wishes to apply for services for medically complex child. Spouse controls all assets and withholds support.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
265733 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALClient seeks guardianship of adult child with chromosomal disorder causing mental & physical disabilityClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
190933 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVAL

Client's seeking Guardian Advocacy over adult child. Mental learning disability since birth (Autism). At third or fourth grade level. Adult child is dependent on other family members daily. Parents

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273633 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALClient is seeking Guardian Advocacy over adult child with holt-oram syndrome and mild retardation.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
283333 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVAL

Client seeks Guardian Advocacy for adult child with Down Syndrome. This will allow parent to access adult training program. Single parent. No criminal record for parent seeking appointment.

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072833 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultClient 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
146833 Adult Guardianship/ConservatorshipDUVALCl is seeking guardian advocacy for adult child with Autism/mental disability). Adult child has had a mental disability since birth. Is on permanent disability income. Cl is seeking G.A. to have childClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
110833 Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship330 Guardianship-AdultDUVALClient seeks 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 access personal information and pClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
642438 Support381 Defending Against Child SupportClient is disabled veteran and primary caregiver for 4 children. Seeks assistance defending an order of contempt for child support proceeding as well as modifying child support. Client cannot afford pClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
214262 Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)62 Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)Duval

Cl 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

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268663 Private Landlord/Tenant633 Conditions Rental UnitTenants suffered black mold which damaged belongings/health. Family had to move immediately. Unable to afford move from hotel and are seeking remedy for property loss.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
435077 Veterans Benefits770 Veteran's BenefitsDUVALVeteran diagnosed with PTSD seeks assistance obtaining VA benefits. Currently receiving SSI. Honorably discharged.Click 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
754993 Licenses (Drivers, Occupational, and Other)930 DriversDUVALClient is seeking assistance in reinstating drivers license so that client can obtain employment. There are a couple of tickets that need to be addressed in front of a judge and taken off record.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
415395Will CreationDuval

Single Veteran without children wishes to have a will created. Has a home and various family heirlooms.

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231695 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateNASSAU

Parent passed away in 2014. Owned the property that applicant lives in now with applicant's disabled child. Decedent also owned other properties. Decedent's other children are still alive. Oldest i

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285595 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient seeks probate of parent's estate. Parent passed away 02/16 intestate. Client living in estate property and paying mortgage. Siblings agree on division of property.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
230795 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient seeks probate of parent's estate in order to sell property. Client has a will from deceased. Cl has siblings and one deceased sibling had children.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
298795 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient seeking probate of parent's estate who passed away in 2014 intestate. Estate consists of a house which is currently in foreclosure. Client would like to sell the house.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
298595 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVAL

Client seeking probate for parent's estate. Parent passed away July 2009 intestate. Deceased has one other heir who is in agreement with the division of property. Estate consists of a home in which

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288695 Wills/Estates950 Will CreationDUVALClient seeks simple will, POA, health surrogate and living will. Client has real estate and personal assets.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
795795 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateClient needs assistant probating estate of late parent. Parent owned house client lives in. Client needs to transfer ownership of house to self so a homestead exemption can be obtained. Client currClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
918595 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateClient wishes to probate grandmother's house. Decedent passed away intestate in 2005. Client's goal is to get the property appraiser's records to show that client is sole owner of the property.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
427395 Wills/Estates950 Will CreationClient seeking advance directives and will creation.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
307395 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient seeking probate of grandparent's estate. Deceased passed away testate. However will had only one witness signature. Estate consist of real estate. Family willing to cooperate to grant client clClick here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
228595 Wills/Estates950 Will CreationNASSAURecent widow seeks Will. Has real estate and personal property.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
400995 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALClient needs Special Needs Trust for disabled child.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
420195 Wills/Estates952 Other Estate/ProbateDUVALSole heir wishes to probate estate of parent who died testate.Click here to send email to JALA Case Placement Coordinator
 
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