About Us

Who We Are

Bay Area Legal Services opened its doors in 1967 to provide free civil legal services to low-income Tampa Bay area residents.

Lawyers in Court
We provide all of our services free of charge thanks to the generosity of the community.

Your Contributions at Work

In 2022, Bay Area Legal Services:



individuals, families, and community groups.

Responded to


callers and online applicants seeking legal services.



senior clients resolve their legal problems.



domestic violence survivors obtain injunctions, child custody, support, and alimony.

Meet Our Clients

With Bay Area Legal it wasn’t just that I got a lawyer: I got friends, and I got the support I needed for my children, which went beyond what any other lawyer would do. Helen Neal-Ali
Helen Neal-Ali, Former Client

Success Story

85% of civil legal issues for veterans and their families can substantially affect their lives.

Apply for Services

If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.

How do I apply? Am I eligible?