Bay Area Legal Services

www.bals.org
Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income residents in our five-county service area: Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota.
 
George Edgecomb Courthouse, Room 207, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813-864-2280 (recording for information and walk-in hours)
The Family Forms Clinic is a free program that uses volunteer attorneys to help people who do not have an attorney complete Hillsborough County’s court-approved family law forms and packets. The Clinic services are available to anyone who is or will be a party in a FAMILY LAW CASE in Hillsborough County. The Clinic volunteers cannot help you with family law forms from another county or state. The volunteers will not complete financial affidavits or child support guidelines worksheets. The volunteers cannot determine whether you are using the correct forms and cannot suggest what you should write on the forms. The volunteers cannot represent you in court or give you legal advice. The volunteers are available to help you only in person during walk-in hours -- first come, first served. No appointments are scheduled. The hours will vary depending on the availability of the volunteers. Call 813-864-2280 to listen to a recording that gives information and current walk-in hours. It is suggested that you visit the Legal Information Center before going to the Family Forms Clinic to make sure you are using the correct packet. The Family Forms Clinic is operated by Hillsborough County volunteer attorneys and the Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program.
 
Family Law Forms  
There are family law forms and instructions which have been approved by the Florida Supreme Court. These forms are not the only forms that can be filed in family law cases. The Supreme Court-approved forms and instructions are available for a fee, individually or in packets, in Room 630 of the George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602 or for free online.
Packets of Forms with Instructions:
1)    Complete packets with all forms and self-help instructions are priced individually and available at the Court Business Center (CBC), in Room 630 (6th Floor) of the George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida.
2)    Free online at:
b)    www.hillsclerk.com/publicweb/forms.aspx#FamilyLaw then click on “Family Law”
Individual Forms (may not include necessary instructions):
1)    For $.10 per page at the Court Business Center (CBC), in Room 630 (6th Floor) of the George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida.
2)    Free online at:   www.flcourts.org then click on “Family Law Forms” 
 
         
Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
 
 
Hillsborough County Family Law Administrative Orders
http://www.fljud13.org/AdministrativeOrders.aspx
 
Law Library
law.hcplc.org
 
James J. Lunsford Hillsborough County Law Library
701 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-272-5818
Fax: 813-272-5226

The James J. Lunsford Hillsborough County Law Library provides legal research materials for use by the public, attorneys, judges, and students. Research materials include Florida and Federal Statutes, corporate and medical law, family law, bankruptcy, and other legal matters. Books do not circulate, but copy machines are available to library patrons. The librarians on staff are not attorneys and cannot answer legal questions, but can direct visitors to appropriate books and resources.

Legal
Information Center
http://www.fljud13.org/LegalCommunity/ForCitizens/LegalInformationCenter/AboutUs.aspx
George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 203, Tampa, FL 33602
813-864-2280 (recording for information and walk-in hours)
The Legal Information Center is a free program to provide information to people who are representing themselves in family law cases in Hillsborough County. The Legal Information Center attorney assists people on a walk-in basis -- first come, first served. No appointments are scheduled. The walk-in hours change each day. Call 813-864-2280 for hours and information. The Legal Information Center is operated by Bay Area Legal Services, a non-profit law firm. Funding for this program is provided by the law firm of Fowler White Boggs and TECO Energy.