*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.