LSNF provides representation to low-income individuals and families in civil matters only. Eligibility for legal aid may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.
By federal law, LSNF is not allowed to provide assistance to prisoners, handle criminal matters, municipal court matters, personal injury or workers' compensation cases. LSNF's legal services are free; however, clients may be responsible for court costs.
LSNF may accept cases in the following areas of law: Domestic/Sexual Violence, Family, Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits, and Elder Law. Each case is decided on its own facts. LSNF may assist in other types of cases not listed on this web site.
LSNF makes every effort to provide services; however, due to limited resources, we can only assist individuals with the most critical legal problems.
How To Apply
You may apply for legal services by contacting LSNF and completing an application either in-person, by telephone or on the internet.
The applicant's legal problem will be screened for case acceptance. Normally, it takes no more than one week to determine if a case will be accepted. The applicant is notified of our decision by mail.
In-person applications will be taken at one of our five area offices. You may apply by calling one of the area offices local numbers. You should contact the office that services your county of residence.
Mission Statement: The mission of Legal Services of North Florida is “To provide an opportunity for justice for eligible residents through representation conducted efficiently and comparable in quality to that of the private bar, and through other forms of legal assistance designed to provide a full range of civil legal services to those in need.”