Welcome to FLAdvocate.org
This website is a resource for legal aid and legal services attorneys, advocates, and staff from around Florida. Join the area(s) on the left-hand side of the page that are of interest to you! There you will find email groups, resource libraries, and ways to connect with your colleagues from around the state.
We're looking for people that are interested in serving as practice area leaders or content producers! Email: Alison for more info!
Do you need help with divorce or eviction in Clay County? Click on the icon to get started.
There is a fascinating new tool with county level data created by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), that you can find here.
It has 18 different factors you can examine,
1. Population density
3. Young Adults
4. Adults (30-44)
5. Midlife Adults (45-99)
6. Seniors (60 +)
7. High school graduates
9. Vehicle access
10. Active Duty Military
12. Racial Diversity
13. Foreign Born
14. Language Other Than English Spoken at Home
16. Where Is Mobile Broadband Available?
17. How Fast Is Mobile Broadband?
18. Where Are Homes Connected to High-Speed Internet?
Share this with the others at your organization who might find it useful and let me know ways that you use it by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the News
The Washington State Limited License Legal Technician Program's Preliminary Evaluation was published March 2017. This program allows non-lawyers who are not supervised by lawyers to help people complete legal forms and guide them through legal procedures. It was piloted in family law and is poised to expand to other areas.
For an excellent summary, read Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog entry regarding its publication.
Caitlin Dickerson has an article in the New York Times entitled "How U.S. Immigration Judges Battle Their Own Prejudice." Read it by clicking here.
Read the National Center for State Courts' 2015 report "The Landscape of Civil Litigation in State Courts" here. Find their "Call to Action" here. As Richard Zorza points out in his blog,"[w]e need a fundamental rethink of the state civil justice system."
The FLAdvocate.org job board is the best place to advertise any open positions within your legal services organization. If you have an opening and want to reach the broader legal aid community in Florida, let us know. Just don't forget to tell us when you've filled the job.
Click here to read Bonnie Allen’s 2015 Report - Florida’s Civil Legal Aid System: Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, and Success Stories Building the Bridge to the Future.
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LawTech Partners' Free Weekly Training
Every week LawTech Partners will be providing free weekly technology training webinars to legal aid attorneys and staff. Webinars will be recorded and some will provide CLE.
Fulfill the Florida Bar's 3 CLE Technology Requirement
PLI offers courses that will fulfill the new requirement of technology CLE mandated by the Florida Supreme Court. If you work for a non-profit see below for how to get these credits for free!
PLI Online Training
If you're affiliated with a non-profit organization, FJTC can assist you in accessing free PLI trainings. Please contact Alison for more information. To find out more about the training opportunities that PLI offers click here.