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The St. Petersburg Bar Association is committed to helping
those in our community!  This page is dedicated to
programs that serve the greater good of
the citizens of
St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.
 
The St. Petersburg Bar Association mailing address is:
P.O. Box 172, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-0172
Phone number: 727-823-7474 ~ Fax number: 727-823-8166
The office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ~ Monday thru Friday

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SPECIAL EVENT

The St. Petersburg Bar Association
Presents
"Ask A Lawyer..." Law Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10 AM to 1 PM
First United Methodist Church
212 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg

Need answer to legal questions?
Need legal guidance but can't afford to seek an attorney?
Attend "Ask A Lawyer..." Law Day
Participants will receive 15 minutes with a local St. Petersburg Bar attorney. This service is FREE to the entire St. Petersburg Community. 1st Come ~ 1st Served. Last Walk-In Accepted at 12:30 PM.

Ten Areas of the Law Represented

Bankruptcy/Credit Issues
Civil Litigation

Criminal Law (DUI's, Unfair Arrest)
Elder Law
Employment Law/Workers' Compensation
Estate Planning (Wills)
Family Law (Divorce, Child Support/Custody)
Personal Injury
Probate
Real Estate


CLICK HERE for a flyer with more information and share this with members of your community. 


 

 

 

Seeking an Attorney?

If you know the type of attorney you are seeking, please feel free to review our website by following the instructions below: 

  • CLICK the MEMBER SEARCH tab on the left side of this page.
  • Then enter the type of an attorney in the search box and click SEARCH.
  • If you don't find what you are looking for then look at some of the options below.


 

Find A Lawyer - The Florida Bar


The Florida Bar offers a Find A Lawyer service on their website. This website allows the public to search for an attorney in St. Petersburg or areas in several areas of the law. When accessing the link below enter the following: Enter City, then below click more options (+ More options). Select the practice area of law from the information on the drop down menu. CLICK HERE to go directly to The Florida Bar Find A Lawyer Page.



Seeking an Attorney - But not sure What Type of Attorney?

 

The St. Petersburg Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is temporarily closed. If you’re in need of an attorney and need assistance in determining what type of attorney, please contact other area referral services: 

Clearwater Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) at 727-461-4880. All referrals will require a $50 fee and receive a free 30 minute consultation with an attorney.

Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 813-221-7780. All referrals require a $50 fee and receive a free 30 minute consultation with an attorney.



OTHER OPTIONS:

www.lawyers.com - A resource of Martindale-Hubbell
Find a Lawyer - Search for attorneys in the area of law that you need by location (St. Petersburg, Clearwater, etc.) You'll find lists of attorney firms. Also, tabs for: Understand Your Legal Issue; Answers to Legal Questions; and more... with client and peer ratings. The attorney listings on the site are paid advertisements and do not constitute a lawyer referral service. However, you will find many different areas of practice and lots of helpful information.



Seeking An Attorney - But Can’t Afford An Attorney?
The following agencies offer pro bono attorneys to qualified individuals. Service also include assistance completing legal forms, advice clinics and guidance in the following areas: Bankruptcy, Divorce/Family Law, Elder Law, Housing, Civil Law, Probate, and Unemployment.

 

    Community Law Program

     727-582-7402

     www.lawprogram.org


Looking for information on Landlord Tenant Law? Click on the link below to view a video
that was created by the Community Law Program with the help of Stetson University College of Law. LANDLORD TENANT LAW. Once the video downloads click the Launch Presentation bar.

    

    Bay Area Legal Services

     727-490-4040

     www.bals.org

 

    Gulfcoast Legal Services

     727-821-0726

     www.gulfcoastlegal.org


 

SELF HELP CENTERS: Family Law, Landlord-Tenant issues,
and Small Claims -
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 Judicial Circuit, the Community Law Program 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

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CLICK HERE to visit the website with more information.

Clearwater
Phone: (727) 464-5150             
St. Petersburg
Phone: (727) 582-7941
 



Seeking an Attorney in Another City of State?
CLICK HERE for an ABA directory map with links to any Lawyer Referral Service in the state or in the U.S.



 

     Scholarship Available

          
         
Judge Paul H. Roney Essay Scholarship​

  • The St. Petersburg Bar Foundation 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 Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at USF St. Petersburg.  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.

  • For more information contact the foundation at stpetebarfoundation@gmail.com or Executive Director, Chandra Tracy at 727-498-1864.

  • St. Petersburg Bar Foundation
    PO Box 432
    St. Petersburg, FL 33731




 

Other Online Resources

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