How Do I Apply? Am I Eligible?

Apply by phone Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or apply online anytime for non-emergency legal matters.

Language interpreters are available to you at no cost.

Bay Area Legal Services

Our service area includes Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.

To apply for services, call our Legal Aid Line, 800.625.2257, Monday-Friday, 9.a.m.-4:30 p.m. If your matter is not an emergency, you can also apply anytime online.

Statewide Legal Helplines

Senior Legal Helpline

The Senior Legal Helpline is available to eligible Florida residents aged 60 and older. To apply for services, call 888.895.7873, Monday-Friday, 9.a.m.-4:30 p.m. If your matter is not an emergency, you can also apply anytime online.

Veterans Legal Helpline

The Veterans Legal Helpline is available to eligible veterans living in Florida. To apply for services, call 866.486.6161, Monday-Friday, 9.a.m.-4:30 p.m. If your matter is not an emergency, you can also apply anytime online.

Eligibility

Not everyone is eligible for services. Those who are eligible will receive services based on our available resources.

We cannot help with criminal, traffic matters, or some other areas of law such as personal injury.

More Information

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.