Florida Rural Legal Services
20th Circuit Pro Bono Coordinator
239.334.4554 Ext. 4134
3210 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33902
19th Circuit Pro Bono Coordinator
772.466.4766 Ext. 7024
510 South US Hwy 1, Suite 1
Fort Pierce, Florida 34948
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Busy Attorneys are GOOD Attorneys…and we need GOOD Attorneys!
Imagine the impact we could make if every attorney in the state of Florida helped one pro bono client. Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., gives attorneys the opportunity to fulfil their promise to “never reject the cause of the defenseless or oppressed or delay anyone’s cause for lucre or malice.”To that end FRLS encourages private attorneys to sign up with our Pro Bono Coordinators in the Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce or Lakeland office to offer your expertise by taking a case free of charge to the client. Opportunities to give counsel and advice at legal clinics are also available.
Benefits Offered to Our Pro Bono Attorneys:• Out-of-pocket costs are paid by FRLS. • FRLS will cover malpractice insurance (with deductible). • Clients are pre-screened to ensure that they are indeed indigent. • Free CLE webinars are available for attorneys who assist us with cases. • You are our referral source for clients who do not qualify for our services becausethey are over income. • Co-counsel and/or mentorship with one of our staff attorneys can be arranged.• If you wish to test-drive a new area of law, one of our cases may provide this opportunityfor you to established systems. • If you can’t complete the case, we will provide attorney substitution.
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frequently ask questions
As attorneys you are in a unique position to ensure equal access to justice. The Florida Bar encourages all attorneys to provide at least 20 hours of pro bono service or contribute a minimum of $350.00 to a legal aid organization like FRLS. “Imagine the impact we could make if every attorney in the state of Florida helped one pro bono client”. There are over 98,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. FRLS has 23 attorneys to provide assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors in 13 Counties throughout South Central Florida. Without your willingness to take a pro bono case, equal access to justice is not possible. Together we can make a difference!
FRLS’ pro bono project, gives you the opportunity to fulfill your oath of admission to the Florida Bar to “never reject from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed”. To that end FRLS encourages private attorneys to sign up with our Pro Bono Coordinators in the Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce or Lakeland office. Will you offer your expertise by taking a case free of charge to the client? Opportunities to give counsel and advice at legal clinics are also available.