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The St. Petersburg Bar Association is committed to helping
those in our community!  This page is dedicated to our programs that serve the greater good of the citizens of St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.
 
The St. Petersburg Bar Association and St. Petersburg Bar Foundation are both located at:
2880 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8604
Phone number: 727-823-7474 ~ Fax number: 727-823-6807.
The Association and Foundation office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ~ Monday thru Friday.
The Lawyer Referral Service is available by phone only
from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ~ Monday thru Friday.
No referrals will be done for walk-ins. Contact the referral service by phone only at 727-821-5450.
Visit the link in the menu/green column on the left side of the homepage for additional information.

SCHOLARSHIPS -  These scholarships are given annually at the Law Day Luncheon.

Judge Paul H. Roney Essay Scholarship​
  • The St. Petersburg Bar Association awards the Judge Paul H. Roney Essay Award to a high school senior student attending a Pinellas County Public or Private or Home School program.
  • Applicants shall submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the following theme: "What the Law Means to Me.”
  • The winner of this essay contest will receive a $500.00 cash award and will be invited to attend the St. Petersburg Bar's Law Day Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mirror Lake Lyceum located at 737 Third Avenue North.  The money will be presented to the winner at that time.
  • The winning essay will also be featured in the Paraclete, the monthly publication of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, which is distributed to approximately 1,000 lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals in the Tampa Bay area.
  • The deadline to submit essays will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
  • All essays should be submitted to the Law Day Committee Chairperson, Caitlin Docherty, at cdoch@brdwlaw.com.
  • If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact Ms. Docherty via email or at (727) 381-2300. 

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St. Petersburg Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Scholarship

  • The St. Petersburg Bar Association awards the Young Lawyers Section Award to a graduating high school senior attending a Pinellas County Public or Private or Home School Program.
  • Applicants shall submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the following theme: “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.”
  • The winner of this essay contest will receive a $500.00 cash award and will be invited to attend the St. Petersburg Bar's Law Day Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mirror Lake Lyceum located at 737 Third Avenue North. The money will be presented to the winner at that time.
  • The winning essay will also be featured in the Paraclete, the monthly publication of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, which is distributed to approximately 1,000 lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals in the Tampa Bay area.
  • The deadline to submit essays will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
  • All essays should be submitted to the Law Day Committee Chairperson, Caitlin Docherty, at cdoch@brdwlaw.com.
  • If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact Ms. Docherty via email or at (727) 381-2300.   

 
Free Legal Services for Those Who Cannot Afford an Attorney
 
Are you in need of legal services but cannot afford an attorney?  Contact one of the following local agencies to ask if you are eligible for free legal services:
 
Community Law Program
727-582-7402
 
Bay Area Legal Services
727-490-4040
 
Gulfcoast Legal Services
727-821-0726
 
SELF HELP CENTERS: Affordable legal services for those who do not qualify for free help, but cannot afford an attorney.

ABOUT THE SELF HELP CENTERS:
The Self Help Centers are the result of a collaborative effort between the Clerk's Office, the Sixth Judical Circuit, the Community Law Progam and the Clearwater Bar Association.
 
The purpose of the Clerk's legal Self Help Centers is to assist Pinellas County citizens representing themselves in court (sometimes referred to as pro se persons) who do NOT have a private attorney. Pinellas County citizens who represent themselves in court and do not already have a private attorney representing them, can now get affordable legal assistance on a limited number of legal issues in the areas of Family Law, Landlord-Tenant issues and Small Claims.
St. Petersburg
Phone: (727) 582-7941

Clearwater
Phone: (727) 464-5150


 
Other Online Resources
 
Florida's Sixth Judicial Circuit
 
Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court
 
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