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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. Here you’ll also find links to useful forms and resources, and a list volunteer opportunities, developed by the Bar’s Citizens Advisory Committee, for nonlawyers interested in getting involved with the legal and judicial system.

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Consumer Pamphlets

You can read or download online versions of our consumer pamphlets (many pamphlets are available online only). The Bar provides one free, printed copy of a selected pamphlet as a public service. Send 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.

Immigration

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.

Intellectual Property

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 foreclosure avoidance counseling is available from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  and NeighborhoodWorks America .

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)]

Volunteer Opportunities

Legal & Judicial System Volunteer Opportunities for Nonlawyers

Nonlawyer members of the public can participate in Florida’s justice and legal system through volunteer service. There are many nonlawyer seats on Florida Bar committees and boards, and other volunteer opportunities for those who want to support or advocate for special populations in their community.

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