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Consumer Information and Pamphlets

The Florida Bar offers 47 consumer pamphlets 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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Consumer Pamphlets

You can read or download online versions of our consumer pamphlets by clicking on each pamphlet below. Many pamphlets are available online only. The Bar provides on free, printed copy of a selected pamphlet as a public service. Sends your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

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

If you would like to order more than one pamphlet, please Complete the Pamphlet Order Form.

Questions? Call the Public Information Department at (850) 561-5834.

Forms

Living Will Forms: Includes Florida Living Will and Florida Health Care Surrogate.

Landlord/Tenant Forms: Includes Residential Lease and Eviction Notices.

Florida Courts Help

Florida Courts Help appFlorida Courts Help is a website to help consumers navigate the court system. The site includes a list of frequently asked questions and forms related to family law, the probate process, guardianship, small claims and more. There’s also an app to help Floridians who represent themselves in family law cases.

Florida Law Help

Florida Bar Help Website

Funded by the Florida Bar Foundation, Florida Law Help is Florida’s free legal information website and directory of all legal aid offices throughout the state. Areas of law include: Family Law, Domestic Violence, Immigration, Housing, Public Benefits, Seniors, Consumer, Community Education, and Education.


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.


Help for homeowners

Free housing counseling is available from www.hud.gov  and NeighborhoodWorks America  for people facing foreclosure.

More information is available at floridalawhelp.org.

If you have been served papers, contact your local legal office immediately. The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals to attorneys for low-fee consultations.

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)]

Consumer Pamphlets (click the title to view the category)

Pamphlet Lawful permanent residents
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents
Pamphlet Notari a simmig rationandthelaw
Notaries, Immigration and the Law
 

Immigration Resources: The Federal Trade Commission offers an Immigration Toolkit with helpful resources for advocates and consumers in immigrant communities.