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Since 1975, attorneys in Seminole County have been participating in our pro bono program by serving the poor and disadvantaged through volunteer services or contributing monetary donations to our pro bono program.

On June 23 1993, the Supreme Court of Florida issued its opinion adopting new pro bono rules for attorneys. These rules provide more definition and structure to the lawyer's responsibility to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. Rule 4-6.1 of the Professional Rules of Responsibility establishes an aspirational professional responsibility to perform annually twenty (20) hours of pro bono legal service for the poor or to contribute annually $350 to a legal aid organization. This rule also established a required reporting system.

In response to the Supreme Court's opinion, the 18th Judicial Circuit appointed our program as the administrative agency in Seminole County to administer the pro bono program and report the pro bono efforts in Seminole County to the Supreme Court annually.

If you would like to participate in the Seminole County Pro Bono Project, please complete this form and click submit.  You may also print the form and return it by mail to Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc., 101 West Palmetto Avenue, Longwood, Florida 32750.  We will contact you after submission of your enrollment form.  If you have any questions concerning the Pro Bono Project, please contact the Pro Bono Coordinator at (407) 834-1660, extension 113.

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Private Attorneys

Please choose one of the three options below.

I will donate $350.00 in lieu of service.
(Please mail your $350 in lieu of service donation to Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc., 101 West Palmetto Avenue, Longwood, Florida 32750)

I shall assist Legal Aid client(s). Please indicate below your preference. 

Dissolution of Marriage
Modification of Child Support
Temporary Custody by Extended Family (Florida Statute §751)
Guardianship
Defense of Foreclosure Action
Representation of Non-Profit Groups
Credit Card Issues
Attorney Ad Litem for Foster Care Children
Assisting Workers Obtain Unpaid Wages
Defense to Small Claims Action for Senior Citizens
Other

I shall assist indigent residents complete eligibility applications requesting free legal services and provide brief legal advice at my office: 

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bi-monthly

   
Attorneys Practicing in a County, State or Federal Position:

Education.  I agree to make presentation(s) to school children, senior citizen group, community service groups or participate in Teen Court. 

I will donate $350.00 in lieu of service.
(Please mail your $350 in lieu of service donation to Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc., 101 West Palmetto Avenue, Longwood, Florida 32750)

Other

   
Supplemental Pro Bono Service:  In addition to the Pro Bono services selected above, I would like to assist the legal aid program in the following method(s):

CLE Presentation to benefit funding for legal aid program.

Mentor a staff attorney and/or Pro Bono attorney in a legal aid case.

   
Pro Bono Exemption

I currently provide Pro Bono services or monetary donation to another Legal Aid Program and my office is located in a county other than Seminole.

I am exempt because:

 
A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or by visiting their website at http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Our registration number is CH1944. If you have any questions about giving to our organization, please contact Silvia McLain, Executive Director, at silvia@scbalas.com or call her at 407-834-1660, ext. 108.