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You can read or download online versions of our consumer pamphlets by clicking on pamphlets titles below.

If you would like ONE free copy of a selected pamphlet, please send your request with a self addressed stamped envelope enclosed to:

Consumer Pamphlets
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

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For more information about our consumer pamphlets, call the Public Information Department at (850) 561-5834 or (850) 561-5773.
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Online Pamphlets

1. Handbook for Jurors
2. Legal Guide for New Adults
3. Mass Disaster: A Victim's Guide
4. So you want to be a lawyer

5. Consumer Bankruptcy in Florida

6. Adoption in Florida
7. Divorce in Florida
8. Parenting and Divorce

9. Immigration Update
10. U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents

Intellectual Property
11. Intellectual Property

Legal Services and Client Protection
12. A Consumer Guide to Clients' Rights
13. Attorney's Fees
14. Clients’ Security Fund
15. Consumer Guide to the Legal Fee Arbitration Program
16. Filing an Unlicensed Practice of Law Complaint
17. Florida Power of Attorney
18. Grievance Mediation
19. How to Find a Lawyer in Florida
20. Inquiry Concerning A Florida Lawyer
21. Legal Aid in Florida
22. Notaries, Immigration and the Law
23. Hiring The Right Person To Help Me With My Legal Problems
24. Florida Registered Paralegal

Real Property
24. Building a Home
25. Buying a Home

Wills, Trusts and Estates
26. Do You Have a Will?
27. Probate in Florida
28. The Revocable Trust in Florida
29. What is Guardianship?

Benchmarks Presentations and The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
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Consumer Tips

Automobile Insurance
2- Florida's Motor Vehicle "Lemon Law"
3- How to Avoid Being a Victim of Auto Repair and Service Station Gimmicks

4- A civil or a criminal case?
5- General Information on Consumer Protection
6- Identity Theft
7- Small claims: The who, what, where and why of collection lawsuits

8- Legal and Binding Contracts
9- Bankruptcy
10- Credit Repair Fraud
11- Debtors' Rights In Florida: Claiming Your Exemptions From Judgments
12- Your Rights and Responsibilities When Applying for Credit or Loans

13- How to Safeguard Against Fraud When You Buy Property
14- Mortgage Fraud

Real Property and Lease
15- Buying a Mobile Home
16- Rights and Duties of Tenants and Landlords

Constitution Pamphlet

The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights & Amendments 11-27 & The Declaration of Independence PDF document opens in new window
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Consumer Forms

Living Will forms

Landlord Tenant forms - Includes residential lease forms

Excerpts from the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar

Fees and Costs for Legal Services [Rule 4-1.5]

Statement of insured client’s rights [Rule 4-1.8(j)]
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Lawyer Referral Service

Many local bar associations in Florida sponsor lawyer referral services, listed under "attorney" or "attorney referral services" in the yellow pages of the telephone book. These services can set up an initial appointment for you with a lawyer for a nominal fee (local Bar-sponsored program charges between $25 to $50).

If there is no lawyer referral service in your city,
The Florida Bar's statewide Lawyer Referral Service can locate a lawyer for you. You can call this service toll-free at (800) 342-8011 o visit .

Foreclosure Help HomeHelp for homeowners

Free housing counseling is available from External Link opens in a new window and NeighborhoodWorks America External Link opens in a new window for people facing foreclosure.

If you have been served papers, contact your local legal office immediately: External Link opens in a new window. The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals to attorneys for low-fee consultations.


[Revised: 10-03-2014]