Preserving Independence, Hope, and Dignity since 1967

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Donate to Bay Area Legal Services to support our efforts to provide free civil legal services to thousands of low-income individuals and families in the Tampa Bay area. Donate Now!

Events and Sponsorships

Join us at one of our upcoming events to show your support, or consider being a sponsor.

Donor Recognition

Become one of our dedicated donors and support our future success and growth.

In-Kind Contributions

Help us stretch our limited financial resources by making a non-monetary gift to BALS. Your contribution of goods, equipment, or services will enable us to better serve our clients, support our staff, and enhance our fundraising events.

Current Campaigns

•  Sustaining Law Firm Campaign




BALS has recently joined AmazonSmile as a recipient charity. Choose BALS as your charity and AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the eligible purchase price to BALS.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BALS every time you shop, at no additional cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to BALS. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. AmazonSmile is fully compatible with the Prime program, and has no impact on rebates or special offers.

It’s easy! Next time you wish to shop on Amazon, log in through the AmazonSmile/BALS portal using your existing Amazon account information.


With your help, BALS has provided legal assistance to the community for 45 years. We depend on volunteers like you to donate your time and skills to provide pro bono legal services; to serve on our boards and committees; and to support our fundraising projects.

Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program

Join the BAVLP to donate your time and share your expertise to help those in need of pro bono assistance in our community. Whether you are a litigator or a transactional attorney, a new or experienced attorney, or an attorney with limited time to volunteer, there is a pro bono project that is right for you.

Judge Don Castor Community Law Center

Volunteer to provide legal and technical assistance to local nonprofits and community groups that serve indigent residents and low-income communities.

Law Students

Contact us about volunteer internships and pro bono opportunities for law students.

Board of Directors

Join our Board of Directors and guide BALS in a fiduciary role while serving as our ambassador in the community.

Development Council

Become a member of our Development Council and join other community leaders who develop, promote, and support BALS’ fundraising efforts.

If you would like to apply now, click on the box below.
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