Legal Services of North Florida

James Clarke Ash

Chief Justice Jorge Labarga is honoring several Big Bend area judges and attorneys for their service to poor and low-income Floridians, which has become his legacy issue. 

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday attorneys shouldn’t have to pay an extra $100 in annual bar dues to fund legal services for the poor.  Advocates say they’re in a financial crisis and already turning away domestic violence clients and others.

Perspectives: Workplace Domestic Violence

Dec 12, 2014

A community forum on domestic violence in the workplace took place Dec. 2 at the FSU Law School.  The discussion continues on-air with local attorney Robin Thompson, Zonta Club of Tallahassee President Sooni Raymaker, Kelly Dozier from Mad Dog Construction, Chris Del Marco with Legal Services of North Florida, Florida A&M University President Dr. Elmira Mangum and Leon County Administrator Vince Long.

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Free legal advice is available for people who might have a claim from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And those with low incomes can file medical, property, and business claims, with help from Legal Services of North Florida.

The nonprofit Legal Services of North Florida serves people with the lowest incomes. But, after a class-action settlement with the BP oil company, Legal Services senior attorney Leslie Powell says, the group is offering advice to anyone in the state.

Legal Services of North Florida hosts its yearly “Jazz for Justice” fund raiser this Sunday.  Tom Flanigan reports this will also be the final major event at one of Tallahassee’s landmark eateries.

Legal Services of North Florida Executive Director Kris Knab says this will be Jazz for Justice’s fifteenth year: