Preserving Independence, Hope, and Dignity since 1967

Who We Are

Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to low-income residents in the Tampa Bay region.

Locations and Contact Information


Our Board of Directors provides financial and program oversight, while serving as BALS ambassadors in the community. The Board is composed of 21 members selected and appointed by a variety of organizations.  Board members serve a three-year term and attend quarterly Board meetings. Click here for more information about the Board and its current members.

Our Development Council assists with fundraising efforts to secure the financial future of BALS. The Council consists of 20 to 25 members and includes community leaders from diverse fields. Click here for more information about the Council and its current members.

Community and Funding Partners

We collaborate with many community agencies and organizations that provide a variety of social services to those in need. BALS refers individuals and families to these community partners, and we receive referrals from them. In addition, we receive support from local, state and national funding sources. To view a list of our Community Partners, click here.  To view our Funding Partners, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions


If you are interested in working for BALS, click here for current employment opportunities.

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