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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. Consumer Videos are also available on select topics.

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. Check the Pamphlet Order Form for availability of printed versions. If you would like to order more than one pamphlet, please use the Pamphlet Order Form.

If you would like ONE free printed copy of a selected pamphlet, please send your request with a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Consumer Pamphlets
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
For more information about our consumer pamphlets, call the Public Information Department at (850) 561-5834.


Consumer Videos

Consumer Videos

Consumer Forms

Living Will Forms
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Includes Florida Living Will and
Florida Health Care Surrogate
Landlord/Tenant Forms
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Includes Residential Lease and Eviction Notices

 

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)]


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 External Link opens in a new window and NeighborhoodWorks America External Link opens in a new window 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.

Consumer Pamphlets (click the title to view the category)

Pamphlet Immigration update
Immigration Update
Pamphlet Lawful permanent residents
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents
Pamphlet Notari a simmig rationandthelaw
Notaries, Immigration and the Law
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Immigration Resources: The Federal Trade Commission offers an Immigration Toolkit with helpful resources for advocates and consumers in immigrant communities.