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 2019, Bay Area Legal Services:

Assisted

16,252

individuals, families, and community groups.

Responded to

58,145

callers and online applicants seeking legal services.

Helped

6,358

senior clients resolve their legal problems.

Assisted

302

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