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.

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

Your Contributions at Work

In 2018, Bay Area Legal Services:

Assisted

16,889

individuals, families, and community groups.

Responded to

56,103

callers and online applicants seeking legal services.

Helped

4,562

senior clients resolve their legal problems.

Assisted

416

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

Still have questions?

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?

Call (800) 625-2257

to apply for service.

Or complete our online application

and we will call you back.