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 are providing free legal services to low income persons living in Seminole County with housing issues such as eviction, unlawful detainers, maintenance, utility shut off and security deposit returns. 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.

Guardian Advocacy of the Person

 

How to File Guardian Advocacy of Person Annual Plan

 

Filing an Order Approving Annual Plan for Guardian Advocacy of Person

 

Filing a Motion and Order Transfer Venue for Guardian Advocacy of Person

 


VIRTUAL ADVICE CLINIC FOR VETERANS

If you are a veteran and need free legal assistance, you can gain help at our virtual advice clinic.  For further information, please contact Denice at denice@scbalas.com or call 407 834 1660 extension 101.


SEALING AND EXPUNGEMENT VIRTUAL LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC

Pro Bono and staff provide a monthly presentation to job seekers in Seminole County concerning the sealing and expungement of an eligible criminal record. The presentation is held over zoom in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida.  Please contact Maria at mariam@scbalas.com for dates and times or click here to view the event page to sign up.


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. Please contact Maria at mariam@scbalas.com or call her at 407 834 1660 ext.114 for further information.

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