Community Law Program offers a variety of free civil legal services for low-income residents throughout Pinellas County, Florida. In addition to the services described on this page, we offer a variety of special projects designed to assist specific disadvantaged populations that are described on our Special Projects page.
Pro Bono Legal Representation
We have a panel of very dedicated volunteer attorneys in the St Petersburg/Pinellas County area who are available to provide free legal representation in numerous types of civil cases, such as bankruptcy, family law (including divorce, child support, and custody), housing (including foreclosures and landlord-tenant issues), probate, and criminal records expunction.
Legal Advice Clinics
Be advised that, due to COVID-19, Clinic hours may have changed and ALL clinics are offered remotely, via phone or video conference.
Volunteer attorneys meet with clients to review completed forms listing debts and assets. Attorneys discuss how bankruptcy works, the consequences of filing, and other options. Attorneys do not provide representation in Bankruptcy Court. Participants must first call to receive a bankruptcy questionnaire which must be completed before scheduling an appointment. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.
Divorce / Family Law Clinics
- William L. Penrose Family Law Clinic:
Volunteer attorneys meet with clients to provide advice and counsel about family law legal issues and offer guidance on how to proceed in court in a family law case. Attorneys participating in this clinic do not provide ongoing representation. This clinic does not address cases that are proceeding in the dependency division and adoption.
- Family Law Forms Clinic:
Volunteer attorneys and law students assist pro se litigants with completing Supreme Court approved family law forms needed to start a divorce or paternity case.
- Divorce Forms Class:
A volunteer attorney teaches a class on completing the packet of Florida Supreme Court-approved family law forms for divorce. Forms can be downloaded from http://www.flcourts.org/ or purchased from the Clerk of Court. Participants must bring the forms with them and read over the packets before they arrive. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.
View brochure to learn how to download Family Law Divorce Forms for free online here: https://lawprogram.org/fl-fam-law-forms-brochure-divorce-forms/
Elder Law Clinics
- Volunteer attorneys assist clients over 60 years of age with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment. This clinic is currently being offered at the Sunshine Senior Center.
- Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance with landlord-tenant, and other housing legal issues. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.
- Volunteer attorneys meet with clients to discuss the process of probate when a loved one has passed away. Please bring all relevant paperwork. There is no guarantee of representation. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.