Who We Are

When low income members of our community need legal help, they can obtain FREE quality legal services from the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Society (SCBALAS). We have been a not for profit law office since 1975 and are staffed and supported by outstanding attorneys, paralegals and interns. All of us are dedicated to giving our residents competent and experienced legal advice and representation for serious civil and family law disputes including domestic violence, landlord tenant , housing problems, guardianships and other civil matters. Protecting and improving the lives, safety and well-being of our clients and their families is our chief priority.


Silvia McLain Executive Director & Staff Attorney 108
Charity Steinbach Paralegal 108
Sue Selsky Staff Attorney 101
Denice Garza Florida Registered Paralegal 101
Yvonne Alonso Staff Attorney 111
Renee Martinez Florida Registered Paralegal 111
Stephanie Circosta Staff Attorney 107
Henry Russell Paralegal 107
Christina Kranias Pro Bono Coordinator 113
Kayana McKinney Paralegal/Intake Coordinator 100
Filip Georgievski Intake Assistant 102



We have a diverse and dynamic board of directors which provides decisive leadership and establishes strong fiscal policies.

Christopher Sprysenski, J.D. President
Vice President
Thomas G. Freeman, J.D. Treasurer
Julianna E. Groot, J.D. Secretary
Major Scott Ballou Director
Maria Espinosa, J.D. Director
Nancy Freeman, J.D. Director
Steven Kramer, J.D. Director
Robert McIntosh, J.D. Director
Michael Adam Sasso, J.D. Director
Deborah Warner, J.D. Director


Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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