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If you’ve been served with a mortgage foreclosure lawsuit, bring all of the papers you signed when you got the loan and any court or other papers or letters you have received afterwards.

Duval County

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Jacksonville Area Legal Aid External Link opens in a new window on how to avoid foreclosure, foreclosure scams and predatory lending. Foreclosure Clinics are held the second Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m., 126 W. Adams St., Downtown Jacksonville. For additional information call (904) 356-8371.

Learn from Jacksonville Area Legal Aid External Link opens in a new window about your consumer rights and debt collection and credit reports on the third Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m., 126 W. Adams St., Downtown Jacksonville. For additional information call (904) 356-8371.

Learn from Jacksonville Area Legal Aid External Link opens in a new window about consumer bankruptcy on the first Thursday of every month at 5 p.m., 126 W. Adams St., Downtown Jacksonville 32202. For additional information call (904) 356-8371.

Lee County
The Lee County Foreclosure Task Force External Link opens in a new window sponsors monthly workshops, with attorneys present to help answer questions. Workshops are held on the first Friday of the month (Spanish workshop); second Saturday and the third Thursday of the month. Reserve a seat by calling United Way of Lee County at (239) 433-3900 or 211 from any landline phone.



Miami-Dade
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.,
Dade Legal Aid Foreclosure Attorney screens and assists indigent foreclosure clients on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary but you must bring income verification and necessary documentation related to your case. If you have been served with mortgage foreclosure papers, please bring all papers with you to 123 NW 1 Ave. For further information, please visit www.dadelegalaid.org or e-mail mlobo@dadelegalaid.org.

On the first Wednesday of the month,
Dade County Bar Association hosts LegalLine, a free anonymous call in program staffed by various private and public sector pro bono attorneys and law firms who answer any legal questions callers may have. Free Hotline number is (866) 596-0399. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. To volunteer contact info@dadecountybar.org.

On the second and fourth Thursday of each month,
Legal Aid/Put Something Back + Legal Services conduct pro se small claims clinics to help pro se litigants with their cases. Volunteer attorneys staff these clinics from 5 to 8 p.m. located at 3000 Biscayne Blvd., No. 500. For further information or to sign up to volunteer to staff this or other pro se clinics, please join www.dadecountyprobono.org or call Karen Josefsberg Ladis at (305) 579-5733 ext. 2247

Legal Aid/Put Something Back and the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida offer a free monthly clinic at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, 51 SW 1 Ave., Courtroom 1410, in downtown, Miami to assist pro se debtors with their cases. At the clinic, there is a 45 minute video presentation outlining procedures for filing bankruptcy followed by a Q & A session and individual consultations. To volunteer for this or other bankruptcy projects to assist indigent debtors, please contact bankruptcy@dadelegalaid.org or call (305) 579-5733 ext. 2273.

Osceola County
Tuesdays and Thursday beginning June 16, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., pre-foreclosure counseling and legal assistance is available through Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida in Kissimmee at 800 North Main St. Clients can call (800) 984-2920 for assistance.


Orange County
The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association conducts a free Foreclosure Clinic for low-income residents who reside in Orange County. The clinic provides legal assistance and housing counseling. The Foreclosure Clinic operates Monday through Thursday of each week. All persons interested in obtaining assistance through this Foreclosure Clinic must make an appointment by calling (407) 841-8310. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Palm Beach County
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County External Link opens in a new window offers Foreclosure Intake clinics every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. by appointment. Phone: (561) 655-8944. Community action foreclosure packet PDF document opens in new window

Volusia County
Volusia County Foreclosure Clinics, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, every Friday at 8:45 a.m. Clients can walk in without an appointment or call in advance qualify at (386) 255-6573 ext. 2445. Several housing brochures External Link opens in a new window are also available for download.

DeLand General Legal Advice Clinics at The House Next Door, 804 N. Woodland Ave., Deland, second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.        Clients can call in advance to qualify at (386) 255-6573 ext. 2445 or walk in from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Offered by Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Inc External Link opens in a new window.

Other legal, more general advice clinics may be available; call or check websites.


Legal Call-In/Dial-A-Lawyer

Hillsborough County
FOX 13 Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Bar Association partner to offer Ask-A-Lawyer on the first Thursday of the month at 7 a.m. Viewers can lawyers in the studio to receive free legal advice.

Miami-Dade County
Dade County Bar Association Legal Line External Link opens in a new window at (888) 596-0399 operates on the first Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. offering free legal advice. Residents of South Florida are invited to call the DCBA and volunteer attorneys will answer simple legal questions, give brief legal advice or refer the call to the appropriate social service agency for further assistance.

Nationwide
The National Association of Consumer Advocates External Link opens in a new window, a nationwide organization of more than 1,000 attorneys who represent consumers, can be a resource in finding an attorney to help you.

[Revised: 06-03-2011]