Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF) is one of seven legal services organizations in Florida funded primarily by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is a private, not-for-profit corporation created by an Act of Congress to ensure low-income people have equal access to the courts nationwide.
LSNF receives financial assistance primarily from the following sources: Legal Services Corporation, The Florida Bar Foundation, Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, and local Area Agencies on Aging and United Way. However, without the support of local private and government lawyers, LSNF would be unable to provide high-quality legal representation to the poor.
LSNF is not a government agency, but rather a not-for-profit organization serving only low-income individuals and families in sixteen counties across the central and western panhandle. LSNF never charges a fee for our services to a client.
Our program in North Florida works hard to meet the legal needs of children, elderly, victims of abuse, and those with disabilities. LSNF’s priority areas of representation include support for families; preserving the home; maintaining economic stability; safety, stability and health; and serving populations with special vulnerabilities. These translate to cases involving Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Employment, Education, and Health Care issues.
What is Our Mission?
Mission: The mission of Legal Services of North Florida is “To provide an opportunity for justice for eligible residents through representation conducted efficiently and comparable in quality to that of the private bar, and through other forms of legal assistance designed to provide a full range of civil legal services to those in need.”
What is Our Purpose?
Purpose: LSNF’s purpose is to provide case representation and advice to low-income persons in civil matters only. LSNF serves only the low-income and those with certain vulnerable circumstances including the elderly. LSNF never charges a fee for our services to a client.
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