Consumer & Tax
We're looking for people that are interested in serving as practice area leaders or content producers! Email: Alison for more info!
Welcome to the Consumer Law Practice Area. This practice area is password restricted. Membership and full access is available to ONLY Florida legal services and legal aid advocates and members of the Consumer Umbrella Group. Click here to join the ConsumerPractice Area.
To join the Consumer Umbrella Group listserv, click here. This listserv is the general consumer listserv allowing discussion among Florida legal services attorneys on consumer related topics.
Helpful Links for Advocates
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,
- Population density
- Young Adults
- Adults (30-44)
- Midlife Adults (45-99)
- Seniors (60 +)
- High school graduates
- Vehicle access
- Active Duty Military
- Racial Diversity
- Foreign Born
- Language Other Than English Spoken at Home
- Where Is Mobile Broadband Available?
- How Fast Is Mobile Broadband?
- 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.
The 2016 Consumer Law Training presented by FLS was a huge success. The conference featured national experts Lynn Drysdale, James A. Kowalski, Jr., Robert Murphy, and Sarah Bolling Mancini. The Consumer Practice Area also now has a new leader: congratulations and many thanks to Ariel Cook! Also thanks are owed to all of the kind volunteers who will be working on a committee to update the resources in our library. If you would like to join in this effort please contact Alison.
We're launching a review of the website's library contents. If you can commit some time to the effort please contact Alison.
The Florida Justice Institute has republished the Sixth Edition of the Older Floridians Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians.
You can find the handbook by visiting the FJI website here.