Palm Beach County Legal Aid Office
To qualify for free legal aid from the Legal Aid Society, your income must generally not exceed 150% (or one and a half times) the federal poverty guidelines. My family and I are going through a hard COVID19 high school and college, private schools, elementary school, outbreak in Palm Beach County School District, out of service for 20 months, the Department of Education helped and I give them 10 inches up. Thank you for being there pro bono legal service in the funds for the outbreak, Legal aid medical staff also helped during the period of death of family members. How do I get to your office? Our main office is located at 423 Fern Street, Suite 200 in downtown West Palm Beach. If you are taking I-95 north or south, please take the Okeechobee Boulevard East exit. Continue east on Okeechobee. You will pass the Kravis Center on the left, the Convention Center on the right and City Place on the left. Once you cross the tracks to City Place, the next street is Quadrille. Turn left on the Quadrille and continue on the Quadrille until you see Fern Street, which will be about three blocks away. Turn right onto Fern Street and our building is on your left. Our address is 423 Fern Street, Suite 200. We are on the second floor.
Please note that parking for our building is only possible with the parking meter. You can park in the City Garage, located at the northeast corner of Evernia and Dixie streets. To get to the City Garage, continue on the quadrille past Fern and head towards Evernia. Turn right onto Evernia, cross Dixie Highway and the entrance to City Garage is on the left. The Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society provides disadvantaged people with quality civil law advice, representation and education to protect their personal safety, improve their opportunities and living conditions, and promote self-sufficiency. Do you offer legal advice over the phone? No. Due to legal constraints and because we have a process where you must be financially eligible for our services, Legal Aid is unable to provide telephone consultations. Is there a fee for the use of Legal Services from the Legal Aid Society? While there is no fee for legal aid services, you must be a citizen of Palm Beach County and financially eligible for many programs. This is based on your annual income, which in most cases cannot exceed 125%-150% of federal income guidelines, currently from $14,362.50 (125%) to $17,235.00 (150%) for one person. If you have more than one person in your household, this number is different.
To find out if you qualify, call 561-655-8944 and speak to one of our paralegals. PLEASE NOTE: While there is no fee for legal advice, you may be asked to assist with litigation costs (e.g. witness fees, witness fees, etc.) in highly controversial legal matters. The information contained on this website is provided for general information purposes only and does not imply any specific endorsement by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland of the provider or services it offers. Information is provided by “not-for-profit and government organizations” and submissions are reviewed to ensure they are appropriate. Although we strive to keep the information current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information and/or services offered by the providers in this directory. Does Legal Aid handle criminal matters? No, we do not. If you are accused of a crime and cannot afford a lawyer, you must seek a public defender when you first appear before a judge.
Hi, I need a lawyer that I want to get from my son, I was in an abusive relationship Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. Elders` Law Family Violence Initiation and Injunction Project, Immigration Advocacy Project Do you deal with child support cases? In general, we do not handle maintenance cases. Are there other options for me if legal aid cannot represent me in my case? Yes. One of the projects developed by Legal Aid is our pro bono project. This project was created to help individuals whose cases do not fall within our areas of expertise, such as bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, tax affairs and consumer cases. We have access to more than 2,500 Palm Beach County lawyers who have generously volunteered their time to help you with these types of issues. They must continue to follow the same financial guidelines as Legal Aid internal services. Also for simple divorces and other matters, Legal Aid, in cooperation with the court administration, has set up a self-help center on the sixth floor of the Palm Beach County Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach. You can contact them at 561-355-7048.
Do you offer consultations? Due to its limited staff, the Legal Aid Society does not provide advisory services. If you wish to consult with a lawyer or if your matter is outside our scope of services, the Palm Beach County Bar Association offers a service, the Lawyer Referral Service. PLEASE NOTE: There is a $30 fee for a 30-minute consultation. You can reach the Lawyer Placement Service at 561-687-3266. Since 1949, Legal Aid of Palm Beach County has been helping the most vulnerable and fragile citizens in our community access their basic rights to housing, food, health care, safety, education and more. Our lawyers and staff give a voice to those who are not heard and give them a chance to meet many of life`s most basic needs. None of this would be possible without the support of lawyers, corporations, funders and donors like you, who have given us the privilege of changing countless lives.