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Clinics / Hotline

Through LSNF’s clinics and hotline efforts, individuals learn about their legal rights and responsibilities, enabling them to avoid legal problems and understand how to resolve them when they occur. 

Telephone Legal Advice Hotline


Volunteer lawyers call back individuals from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays) who have been pre-screened eligible for legal assistance or who have been referred to the helpline because their application for legal representation was accepted for legal advice only or those individuals signed up to attend the First Saturday Legal Clinic in Panama City did not appear. The helpline serves the following north Florida counties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Leon, Monticello, Wakulla and Washington. 

To qualify, individuals may call 850-385-0029 during regular business hours only Monday through Thursday to leave their name and phone number. Helpline responders return caller calls Monday through Thursday to determine eligibility and collect information about the callers legal problem to pass on to the volunteer lawyer who is next to follow-up with a call to the caller. Individuals are reminded when leaving information on the helpline message machine to speak slowly and clearly and to repeat the information more than once.

Senior Legal Advice Clinics


Tallahassee

Volunteer lawyers interview individuals 60 years of age or older from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday (excluding holidays or scheduled building closings) who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at the Tallahassee Senior Center (aka Old Armory) on the 3rd floor in the Charlotte Brayer room located at 1400 North Monroe St.  Individuals may receive advice only, brief service or extended representation as determined by the lawyer at the time of the meeting. Any cases involving brief service or extended representation will be limited to low-income seniors.

To schedule an appointment with a Senior Legal Advice Clinic lawyer call 850-891-4000 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.  Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

 

Crawfordville

Volunteer lawyers interview individuals 60 years of age or older from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month (excluding holidays) who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at the Wakulla County Senior Center at 33 Michael Dr. in Crawfordville.  Individuals may receive advice only, brief service or extended representation as determined by the lawyer at the time of the meeting. Any cases involving brief service or extended representation will be limited to low-income seniors.

To schedule an appointment with a Senior Legal Advice Clinic lawyer call 850-926-7145 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.  Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

 

Evening Clinics


Tallahassee

Thursday Night Clinic: volunteer lawyers interview individuals from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. one or two Thursdays each month (excluding holidays) who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at LSNF’s main office in Tallahassee at 2119 Delta Blvd. Individuals may receive advice only, brief service or extended representation as determined by the lawyer at the time of the meeting.

To schedule an appointment with a Night Clinic lawyer call 850-385-9007 during regular business hours, Monday through Thursdays only.  Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

Hope Community Legal Clinic: volunteer lawyers interview up to six individuals from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the 3rd Monday of each month (excluding holidays) who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at the Hope Community main campus in Tallahassee at 2729 West Pensacola St.  Individuals may receive advice only, brief service or extended representation as determined by the lawyer at the time of the meeting.

To schedule an appointment with a Hope Community Legal Clinic lawyer call 850-576-5566 during regular business hours, Monday through Fridays.  Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

 

Weekend Clinics


Panama City

First Saturday Legal Advice Clinic: volunteer lawyers interview individuals from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gulf Coast Community College Panama City Campus, Student Union West Building, Third Floor, Room 347 the first Saturday of each month who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at LSNF’s Panama City office at 211 E. 11th St. Walk-ins are also accepted from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. only. Individuals may receive advice only, brief service or extended representation as determined by the lawyer at the time of the meeting.

To schedule an appointment with a First Saturday Legal Advice Clinic lawyer call 850-769-3581 during regular business hours, Monday through Thursdays only.  Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

Tallahassee and Pensacola

Legal Advice Clinics:  throughout the year additional weekend legal clinics are conducted randomly to help meet the needs of the community provided resources are available at the time.

 

Homeless Clinics


Tallahassee

Renaissance Community Center (RCC) Legal Clinic: volunteer lawyers interview up to six individuals from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. each Monday (excluding holidays) who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at the Renaissance Community Center in Tallahassee at 457 W Virginia St. Individuals may receive advice only, brief service or extended representation as determined by the lawyer at the time of the meeting.

To schedule an appointment with a RCC lawyer call 850-210-0413 during regular business hours, Monday through Fridays. Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

Hope Community Legal Clinic: volunteer lawyers interview up to six individuals from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the 3rd Monday of each month (excluding holidays) who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at the Hope Community main campus in Tallahassee at 2729 West Pensacola St. Individuals may receive advice only, brief service or extended representation as determined by the lawyer at the time of the meeting.

To schedule an appointment with a Hope Community Legal Clinic lawyer call 850-576-5566 during regular business hours, Monday through Fridays. Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

 

Rural Clinics


Crawfordville

Wakulla County Legal Advice Clinic: a volunteer lawyer interview up to six individuals from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding holidays) who are pre-scheduled and have completed and signed the clinic intake form at the Wakulla County Clerk’s office in the Wakulla County Courthouse at 3056 Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville. Individuals receive advice only by the lawyer at the time of the meeting.

To schedule an appointment with a Wakulla County Legal Advice Clinic lawyer call 850-926-0300 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.  Individuals are reminded to fully complete the income and assets questions on the intake form and to sign and date the document.

 

Self Help Clinics


Tallahassee

Small Claims and Landlord Tenant Information Clinic: a volunteer lawyer assists the general public with answers to questions on how to file small claims actions and landlord tenant issues in Leon County starting at 6:00 p.m. four times each year (Feb, Apr, Jul, and Oct.) at the Leon County Traffic Court Annex at 1920 Thomasville Rd.  Judges, clerk staff and other lawyers may be available to answer participant’s questions. No registration or fee is required. Contact John Fenno at 850-701-3306 or email john@lsnf.org for more information.

 

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