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.
Key Civil Justice News:
“The consequences of limited access to justice reverberate far beyond the courtroom. It hampers our ability to do critical work: to prevent domestic violence and human trafficking; to combat homelessness and predatory lending; to help those in need secure health care and other vital government benefits; to keep kids in school; and to help those with criminal records gain a second chance to succeed.” – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch
The White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (WH-LAIR) had its inaugural meeting on March 3, 2016. Find out more at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Blog, or view the talking points from the research presentation by Rebecca Sandefur by clicking here.
In the News
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.
We are committed to keeping you up-to-speed. Visit our training calendar to learn about upcoming opportunities both in-person and on-line. Earn CLE credit and connect with others doing similar work.
Locate Florida Attorneys
By clicking here, you can easily find any Florida attorney through the Florida Bar member directory.
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.