What We Do
SCBALAS renders FREE legal services to low income families, individuals, veterans, disabled and senior citizens in Seminole County in family and civil cases. We operate under a three tier service delivery model. Under this system, our legal services are divided into 1) evaluation, workshops and advice 2) pro bono clinics, and brief services 3) direct legal representation. By providing services under this model, our staff can bring the widest range of assistance to the greatest number of eligible residents.
The legal aid society receives many requests for assistance. In order to efficiently utilize our limited resources, guidelines have been established based on the type of case and financial need. We try to accommodate as many clients as possible without jeopardizing the high quality of representation.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PANEL
Pro bono and staff attorneys provide public legal education to numerous and diverse groups. We hold presentations throughout the year as we assess the needs of our community.
We take our mission to heart. Our staff is heavily involved in the community. We serve in numerous local task forces and hold memberships with the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, the Seminole County Human Trafficking Taskforce and the Seminole County Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force in addition to our involvement with the local and statewide bar associations.