Special Programs

PROJECT FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

Have you been ever been a victim of a crime? If so, we may be able to help. Contact our office, 407-834-1660 for a free consultation regarding the following civil legal matters when connect to the crime.

  • Information/Criminal Justice Process
  • Referral/Other Victim Service Programs
  • Assistance in Obtaining Protection or Restraining Order
  • Assistance with; Landlord and Tenant associated with the crime
  • Assistance with Family Law Issues associated with the crime

HOUSING PROJECT

We were awarded a new grant to provide free legal advice to additional tenants having eviction/housing issues starting this October. We will be providing free legal services to low income persons living in Seminole County with housing issues such as eviction, maintenance, utility shut off and security deposit returns. See our Housing Flyer. For further information or questions, call our office at 407-834-1660.


DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT

When a child turns 18 years of age, a parent loses their right to make decisions on behalf of the child.  If the child is disabled and unable to make their own decisions, a parent needs to become the court-approved guardian to continue to make choices for their child’s welfare — like making medical, education and social decisions on their behalf.

We provide free legal assistance to indigent parents to establish guardian advocacies for their children with developmental disabilities such as Intellectual Disabilities, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spina Bifida, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome.

We also helped develop a comprehensive guide with the necessary pro se forms to assist local families to apply for guardian advocacies and also includes the forms for the Initial Plan and Annual Plans for the Guardian Advocate, which outlines the medical and social needs of the developmentally disabled person. The guide and forms can be found on the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court website.

 


VETERANS PROJECT

Our partnership with the Casselberry Public Library provides a location where every veteran can get answers to family and housing legal questions. Experienced attorneys will provide veterans with a free legal consultations on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We serve the veterans on a first come first serve basis.

At the event,  a veteran can also meet with a representative from Senator Marco Rubio’s Mobile mobile office to address their concerns and questions.


RE-ENTRY PROGRAM

Pro Bono and staff provide a monthly presentation to job seekers in Seminole County concerning the sealing and expungement of an eligible crime record. The presentation is held at the offices of GoodWill in Sanford each month.  Please contact coordinator@scbalas.com for dates and times.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Pro bono and staff attorneys provide public legal education presentations to numerous and diverse groups.  We hold presentations throughout the year as we assess the needs of our community.

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