What is Legal Aid
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We provide civil legal assistance to low-income residents, the working poor, children and disadvantaged groups with special legal needs in Orange County, Florida. Assistance is provided primarily in the substantive areas of family, juvenile, housing, consumer, welfare/income maintenance, health, education, and immigration law. We also provide immigration legal services to low-income residents of neighboring counties. Our advocates, both staff and volunteer, employ a comprehensive range of legal strategies to provide full case direct representation. We also administer the Guardian ad Litem Program in Orange County in which we represent abused, abandoned, and neglected children.
We are a locally operated private not for profit organization founded over forty years ago by public spirited Orange County Bar Association members. There is no charge to receive legal assistance through the Society. However, in some instances, there are costs that you must pay; such as filing fees for bankruptcies, costs for publishing ads in the newspaper and costs for process of service in another county, among others.
Legal Aid receives many requests for assistance and is not able to assist every applicant that financially qualifies. In order to most efficiently make use of its limited resources, guidelines have been established. These guidelines are based on the type of case the applicant wants assistance with as well as financial information.
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
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