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.

Your support helps SCBALAS save homes, assist the elderly and disabled, support the needs of our veterans, protect those who have been abused and strengthen families.


Silvia McLain Executive Director & Staff Attorney 108
Charity 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
Ashley Malloy Paralegal 107
Carolina Hernandez Pro Bono Coordinator 113
Barbara Intake Coordinator 100
Filip Georgievski Intake Assistant 102
Erin Roche Intake Assistant 102


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

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

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