Judge Don Castor Community Law Center

The Judge Don Castor Community Law Center provides free transactional legal assistance to eligible nonprofit charities with legal needs in the areas of corporate, tax, real estate, employment, zoning, land use, risk management/insurance, and intellectual property.

Our clients serve local low-income U.S. citizens and/or lawful residents and distressed communities in Hillsborough, North Pinellas, and Pasco counties.

In partnership with the Florida Community Development Legal Project, a statewide collaborative project with other legal aid organizations in Florida, the Community Law Center also provides legal assistance to nonprofit affordable housing and community developers as well as small businesses owned by low to moderate-income individuals who serve or reside in distressed communities throughout Florida.

The Community Law Center is a member of Exponentum®, a national network of business law pro bono providers dedicated to improving the quality of life in low-income and disadvantaged communities by expanding the availability and quality of pro bono business legal services for nonprofits that serve those communities. We periodically offer free educational webinars.

It is our mission to provide our clients with the essential legal services they need but cannot otherwise afford. Our goal is to help our clients remain a sustainable resource for our community.

We are available to speak to your group or organization about our services or specific legal topics.


Free Covid-19 Legal Assistance for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Remote clinic for Nonprofits and Small Businesses to receive advice and counsel on the following issues:

  • Federal funding opportunities under the CARES Act (Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs
  • Commercial Lease issues (FL eviction moratoriums, lease amendments, landlord issues)
  • Employment Law issues (Paid Family and Medical Leave, Unemployment, Furloughs, etc.)
  • Insurance issues
  • Bankruptcy and Dissolution
  • Contract enforcement issues

Apply online anytime!

NOTE: Space is limited and registration is required.


Coronavirus Resources for Nonprofit Organizations and Small Businesses

The Judge Don Castor Community Law Center cares about you, our local nonprofits, and small businesses. At this time of crisis, we want to help you find the trustworthy resources you need to help your business weather this storm. We will regularly update the information on this site by sharing local, regional, and national links covering a variety of COVID-19 issues.


Recursos sobre coronavirus para organizaciones sin fines de lucro y pequeñas empresas

El Centro de Derecho Comunitario del Juez Don Castor se preocupa por usted, nuestras organizaciones sin fines de lucro locales y las pequeñas empresas. En este momento de crisis, queremos ayudarlo a encontrar los recursos confiables que necesita para ayudar a su negocio a superar esta tormenta. Actualizaremos regularmente la información en este sitio compartiendo enlaces locales, regionales y nacionales que cubran una variedad de temas de COVID-19.

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.