Legal Aid Society offers civil legal services to individuals with low incomes in Palm Beach County.
Our experienced staff assists clients with a variety of legal issues, ranging from educating them about their rights, to advocating on their behalf, to representing them in court. We help ensure they have basic rights like housing, safety and economic stability.
Our lawyers are available to answer questions, give advice, go to court, or work out agreements on behalf of clients.
The following services are provided based on each person’s unique needs:
Consumer Advocacy Unit
Provides legal services to protect consumers’ income and assets and ensure their financial stability dealing with issues such as auto loans, pay day loans, credit card debt, bankruptcy, mortgage loan modification, court cost modifications, garnishment, scams and student loans.
Fair Housing Project
The Fair Housing Project provides community outreach, education, advocacy and enforcement activities with regard to fair housing laws to ensure that no one in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, Hendry and St. Lucie Counties is denied housing on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or gender identity and expression.
The Fair Housing Project has a number of services available if clients need help understanding their landlord tenant rights, if they are facing eviction or need help accessing rental assistance. To review all of the Programs for Tenants, please click this link Fair Housing Tenant Programs.
Guardian Advocacy Project
The Guardian Advocacy Project is the court-appointed guardian advocate for disabled youth aging out of foster care and individuals under 60 who have a developmental disability and are without family or friends to care for them. The project’s goal is to enhance quality of life for these persons while respecting their personal dignity and right to self-determination.
Immigrant Advocacy Project
Provides legal services to immigrants applying for lawful permanent residence or temporary immigration benefits. We focus on assisting noncitizen victims of domestic violence, victims of violent crime and children within the juvenile court dependency system due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. We also prioritize foreign nationals who are disabled or coping with severe illness.
Wage Dispute Project
Legal Aid’s Wage Dispute Project serves all victims of wage dispute in Palm Beach County. Our goal is to provide high quality, free legal services to all employees that are owed wages by their employers due to non-payment, underpayment or misclassification. For more information, click here.
Homeless Legal Prevention Project
Provides legal services to Palm Beach County residents facing housing eviction or non-renewal or termination of their lease.
If you are in need of any of these services, please call 561-655-8944 or toll free at 1-800-403-9353. Also, call us if you want us to do a presentationon legal issues affecting immigrants, fair housing, and children’s health.
Our services rely on support from the community. Please donate here.
We are in need of more lawyers through our Pro Bono Program. Please click here to learn more about getting involved.