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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

If you would like to order more than one pamphlet, please use the Pamphlet Order Form PDF document opens in new window. If the title you are interested in is not listed in the form, you may print and reproduce copies from the Web page.

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


Online Pamphlets

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

Credit
5. Consumer Bankruptcy in Florida (PDF)

Family
6. Adoption in Florida (PDF)
7. Divorce in Florida (PDF)
8. Parenting and Divorce (PDF)

Immigration
9. Immigration Update (PDF)
10. U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (PDF)

Intellectual Property
11. Intellectual Property (PDF)

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

Real Property
24. Building a Home (PDF)
25. Buying a Home (PDF)

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

Benchmarks Presentations and The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau


Consumer Tips

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

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

Contracts
8- Legal and Binding Contracts PDF document opens in new window

Credit
9- Bankruptcy PDF document opens in new window
10- Credit Repair Fraud PDF document opens in new window
11- Debtors' Rights In Florida: Claiming Your Exemptions From Judgments PDF document opens in new window
12- Your Rights and Responsibilities When Applying for Credit or Loans PDF document opens in new window

Fraud
13- How to Safeguard Against Fraud When You Buy Property PDF document opens in new window
14- Mortgage Fraud PDF document opens in new window

Real Property and Lease
15- Buying a Mobile Home PDF document opens in new window
16- Rights and Duties of Tenants and Landlords PDF document opens in new window


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)]


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 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: 12-04-2013]