skip to content

FLAdvocate.org

Florida lawyers serving the public good

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!

In The News

 

Go to the FLAdvocate's Disaster practice area for news on Hurricane Irma and how you can better serve low-income survivors of disasters. Legal services attorneys sign up for the listserv to get updates from this working group.    

 


 

You can also find helpful links and information related to Hurricane Irma at FloridaLawHelp.

 


 
LaunchtoThrive

...is a microwebsite created by Carlton Fields that provides free business and legal resources for entrepreneurs and startups.  It features both English and Spanish settings.  

 


 

There is a fascinating tool with county level data created by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), that you can find here.

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 alison@floridajusticetechnologycenter.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 had a compelling article in the New York Times last year entitled "How U.S. Immigration Judges Battle Their Own Prejudice."  

 


 

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."

 

 


 

Help Wanted?
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.

 


 

 

Read Bonnie Allen’s 2015 Report - Florida’s Civil Legal Aid System: Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, and Success Stories Building the Bridge to the Future.

 


 

 

 

FBF Logo

 

 

We Thought You Should Know...

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.

 

 

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Legal Information for the Public