Judges Joining Forces

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Every year, millions try to navigate U.S. courts without a lawyer. These Judges are changing that.

Our Judges Joining Forces campaign creates pathways to justice for low-income people. Our supporters believe that justice and fairness are a right, not a privilege.

A gift of any amount from a Judge or retired Judge provides recognition as a Judges Joining Forces member.

    Bay Area Legal Services has assisted literally thousands of people in our community, who otherwise would have been unprepared or unrepresented in court. This assistance has worked to alleviate congestion in the legal system and has helped create a more efficient process for litigants, witnesses, court staff and judges. Through its efforts, Bay Area Legal has been instrumental in preserving and maintaining equal access to justice, which is the foundation of our democracy.

    Former Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr.

    Hillsborough County

    Your Gift:

    • Supports our Legal Information Center and Family Forms Clinic at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, helping pro se litigants.
    • Provides attorneys and pro bono support to low-income community members.
    • Alleviates congestion in the court system and creates a more efficient process for all.

    Thank you to all of our judges for their generous support!

    2019 Members

    • Honorable Rex Martin Barbas
    • Honorable Catherine M. Catlin
    • Honorable C. Timothy Corcoran, III
    • Honorable Caryl E. Delano
    • Honorable Richard L. Greco
    • Honorable Paul T. Jeske
    • Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen
    • Honorable Manuel Menendez, Jr.
    • Honorable Emily Peacock
    • Honorable Julie Sneed
    • Honorable Lynn Tepper
    • Honorable Christine Voge

    2018 Members

    • Honorable Rex Martin Barbas
    • Honorable Herbert M. Berkowitz
    • Honorable Catherine M. Catlin
    • Honorable Caryl E. Delano
    • Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen
    • Honorable Manuel Menendez, Jr.
    • Honorable James S. Moody, Jr.
    • Honorable Samuel Salario, Jr.
    • Honorable Amanda A. Sansone
    • Honorable Jared E. Smith
    • Honorable Lynn Tepper
    • Honorable Wesley D. Tibbals
    • Honorable Laura E. Ward

    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.