[tabi] The Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association offers a free Family Law Clinic

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  • Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:03:54 -0400

*The Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association offers a new
Family Law Clinic, free and open to the public, to anyone facing family law
issues. *



*Event Information*

*When: **Friday, May 2, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm*
*Where: **Leon** County** Courthouse Annex, 1920 Thomasville Road,
Tallahassee, FL 32303*

*No Cost, No Appointment Necessary*



While the Legal Aid Foundation offers free or low-cost legal assistance in
civil matters, LAF estimates over 2,300 low-income families in Leon County
each year need help in family law (such as divorce, child custody, child
support, and other issues).



LAF’s new *Family Law Clinic* is created to help anyone facing a family law
issue understand what to expect and what’s involved, from an experienced
family attorney. Our sponsor and presenter, Elizabeth Peskin, will cover
common issues, legal procedures, legal forms, and online resources
available through the Leon County Clerk of the Courts. Elizabeth is a
volunteer for the Legal Aid Foundation, a Supreme Court Certified Family &
Dependency Mediator, and a Parenting Coordinator.

LAF staff will be on hand with information about programs that may be of
further assistance. Learn more at www.legalaidtallahasssee.org or
850-222-3292, ext. 2.



*More About the Legal Aid Foundation*



The Legal Aid Foundation provides free or low-cost legal assistance to
low-income Florida/Second Circuit residents, with a civil case, who cannot
afford an attorney. LAF is a member of the United Way of the Big Bend,
United Partners in Human Services, and the Florida Bar Foundation.

*Hours:* Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Address:* Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St., Suite 108,
Tallahassee, FL 32301

*Phone:* 850-222-3292, ext. 2

*Website:* www.legalaidtallahassee.org



*Receive Free Legal Help through the Pro Bono Program*

The Pro Bono program matches low-income Leon County citizens, or Second
Judicial Circuit residents with a Leon County case, to volunteer attorneys
donating full-service case representation in civil cases, including:

·         Bankruptcy

·         Landlord/Tenant Issues

·         Discrimination (No contingency fee cases)

·         Employment Issues

·         Money Disputes Over Purchases

·         Property Disputes

·         Wills

·         Family Law Issues: Adoption, Child Custody/Visitation, Child
Support/Modification, Divorce, Guardianship, Paternity



*Receive Low Cost Legal Help through the Pro Se Program*

The Pro Se program offers family law forms assistance for clients
representing themselves in a family law case.  Clients can receive help in
the following areas, and fees vary based on income.



·         Family Law

·         Divorce

·         Child Support Modification

·         Alimony Modification

·         Child Custody/Visitation

·         Paternity

·         Stepparent Adoption

·         Motion of Contempt/Enforcement



*Please assist us in getting the word out by way of one or all of the
following:*



·         Interview on a news program or inclusion in a news report

·         Community Calendar Announcement



We would greatly appreciate any coverage you can provide for this FREE
community event.  Please feel free to *contact Anne Munson, Executive
Director, at 850-702-5010* should you need additional information or have
questions.

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