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Consumer Tips

Consumer Forms

Excerpts from the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar

Lawyer Referral Service

Help for homeowners
The Florida Bar offers 32 consumer pamphlets and 16 consumer tips as a service for consumers. These pamphlets are not a substitute for hiring an attorney but they provide basic legal information about the topics they cover.


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

If you would like
 ONE free printed 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.


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Consumer Pamphlets

CIVIL

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
CREDIT

5. Consumer Bankruptcy in Florida
FAMILY

6. Adoption in Florida

7. Divorce in Florida

8. Parenting and Divorce
IMMIGRATION

9. Immigration Update

10. U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

11. Intellectual Property
LEGAL SERVICES AND CONSUMER 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

25. Building a Home

26. Buying a Home
WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES

27. Do You Have a Will?

28. Probate in Florida

29. The Revocable Trust in Florida

30. What is Guardianship?
BENCHMARKS AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

31. Benchmarks Presentation and The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau

32. The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Amendments 11-17 & The Declaration of Independence
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Consumer Tips

AUTOMOBILE

1. Automobile Insurance

2. Florida's Motor Vehicle "Lemon Law"

3. How to Avoid Being a Victim of Auto Repair and Service Station Gimmicks
CIVIL

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
CONTRACTS

8. Legal and Binding Contracts
CREDIT

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
FRAUD

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
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Consumer Forms

Living Will Forms

Includes Florida Living Will and Florida Health Care Surrogate

Landlord/Tenant Forms

Includes Residential Lease and Eviction Notices
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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 .
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Foreclosure Help HomeHelp for homeowners

Free housing counseling is available from www.hud.gov 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: www.floridalawhelp.org External Link opens in a new window. The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals to attorneys for low-fee consultations.


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[Revised: 11-05-2014]