Florida Justice Center is a nonprofit legal aid organization. Like all legal aid organizations in Florida, our services are free to making below a certain percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. While most set this level at 125%, we choose to go higher to 199%.
This leaves many people who are unable to afford a private attorney without representation or assistance. While these individuals do not qualify as indigent, they still need help. That is why, starting on February 1, 2023, Florida Justice Center introduced sliding scale fees to provide reduce-cost legal services to those making 200% or above of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Providing free services to those most in need is not, however, free. We all have to do our part to make society a better, and more equitable place. Consider donating at FLJC.org/Donate
A few of the many legal aid organizations providing reduced-cost services include Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, those on this list from the American Bar Association, and Southern Legal Counsel.
Federal Poverty Guidelines
Above are the Federal Poverty Guidelines as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services. Sliding scale fees are based on household income and number of dependents as shown above.
Proof of income or government assistance is required.
Sliding Scale Fees
All clients are required to pay actual expenses such as government application fees, postage, costs of certified documents, and filing fees. In cases of extreme need some of these fees can be waived or the individual can be placed on a payment plan as low as $10 per month. Each service below outlines minimum actual expenses.