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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

National Association of Consumer Advocates


NCLC 25th Annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference

Sponsored by the National Consumer Law Center®
and the National Association of Consumer Advocates

October 20-23, 2016 | Anaheim, CA

In order to provide all applicants more time to plan their
travel and arrangements based on scholarship decisions,
we have shifted the application deadline up one week to
August 21st at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Please access our Scholarship Application here.

Other Important Dates to Consider:

  •     August 8th: Last day to apply for NACA membership, ensuring confirmation by 8/22.
  •     August 21st at 11:59PM (ET): New Scholarship Deadline
  •     September 16th by 5:30pm PDT/8:30 ET: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  •     September 18th: Hotel Room booking deadline
  •     September 20th: Registration cancellation fee increases from $75 to $150
  •     October 11th by 5:30 PDT/8:30 ET: Last day to Register Online

For all hotel, registration, scholarship, and travel information please visit our conference website here.

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
  2. Children
  3. Young Adults
  4. Adults (30-44)
  5. Midlife Adults (45-99)
  6. Seniors (60 +)
  7. High school graduates
  8. Rentals
  9. Vehicle access
  10. Active Duty Military
  11. Veterans
  12. Racial Diversity
  13. Foreign Born
  14. Language Other Than English Spoken at Home
  15. Poverty
  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


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. 



What's New

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.

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net