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Legal Services of North Florida provides representation to the low-income in civil matters only. Eligibility for assistance may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.

If you think you may qualify for legal assistance, please refer to Apply for Assistance for more information on how to apply. Read More ►

Communications with us by email do not create an attorney-client relationship with us. Under no circumstances should you send confidential information to us without first speaking with a LSNF attorney about establishing an attorney-client relationship. Additionally, communication with LSNF by email over the Internet may not be secure.

 

Domestic/Sexual Violence


We care about victims of domestic and sexual violence. LSNF provides assistance to adult and child victims of abuse, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. Our primary focus is securing orders of protection and safety planning. Learn More ►

Family


LSNF handles some family law matters where the situation may threaten the security or the viability of a family. LSNF may handle the following types of cases: paternity, adoption, name change, and guardianship. Learn More ►

Consumer


LSNF assistance ensures that issues such as debt collection and lending practices are done in a lawful manner. LSNF may handle cases such as: bankruptcy, debt collection issues, predatory lending issues, contract issues, and unfair or deceptive sales practices. Learn More ►

Housing


LSNF may provide representation to ensure that landlords follow proper procedures in dealing with tenants. LSNF may represent tenants with the following types of cases: lease agreement dispute, landlord lockouts, poor living conditions and public housing issues. Learn More ►

Public Benefits


LSNF provides representation in federal and state administrative hearings to protect the basic necessities of life. These may include: Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, unemployment compensation, TANF/Temporary Assistance, and Agency for Health Care Administration Managed Care Advocacy. Learn More ►

Elder Law


LSNF may provide assistance with wills, estate planning, and probate matters in limited situations. Simple estate planning may include beneficiary deeds, powers of attorney, and health care directives. We may also provide assistance with guardianships for those who need protection. Learn More ►

Tax Law


LSNF may provide representation to low income taxpayers in federal tax controversies and will educate individuals about their rights and responsibilities as U.S. taxpayers.  LSNF may represent taxpayers with the following types of cases: collection issues, including offers-in-compromise, installment agreements and currently-not-collectible status. Learn More ►

BP Oil Spill


LSNF may provide representation to help victims with BP oil spill claims issues. LSNF may help people understand their filing options with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, file an Interim or Final Claim, understand documentation requirements, review settlement offers, interpret the Release of Claims, understand the tax implications of receiving a payment, and address other issues that come up in the claims process. Learn More ►

Clinic/Hotline


LSNF provides various legal clinics and a telephone legal advice helpline supported and facilitated by both LSNF staff and volunteer lawyers in an effort to assist hard-to-serve populations such as home bound sick and elderly, rural residents and day and evening workers. LSNF clinics and hotline covers a variety of topics including: agency information, family, consumer, housing, public benefits, and elder law.  Learn More ►

Family Law Assistance Program


The Family Law Assistance Program (FLAP) assists people who are filing and responding to family law actions without an attorney. Form packets and instructions are available for purchase in Gadsden County only. Form reviews are also available. FLAP staff cannot give legal advice. Learn More ►

Community Education/Outreach


LSNF provides public education and outreach services to partnering agencies and community groups upon request. LSNF covers a variety of topics including: agency information, domestic / sexual violence, family, consumer, housing, public benefits, and elder law.  Learn More ►

 

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ABOUT LSNF

Providing legal services to low income individuals and families since 1976.

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LSNF Service Area

Serving sixteen counties across the central and western Florida Panhandle. Learn more