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LEGAL REPRESENTATION

OVERVIEW

The majority of individuals who are arrested in Broward County are represented by the Public Defender’s Office.  Due to an office that is understaffed, underfunded, and overburdened, clients are sometimes unable to receive the attention they are entitled to.

Those not represented by the Public Defender must pay thousands of dollars for a private attorney.  There are no other options   …until now.

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South Florida Arrests in 2018

WHAT MAKES FLORIDA JUSTICE CENTER DIFFERENT?

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We serve low-income individuals who have been arrested in Broward County, Florida.

We help those that cannot afford an attorney find one that can devote the time and attention needed to be successfully defended.

We ensure that attorneys have the time to meet with clients prior to offering them cases.

We are NOT a law firm.  We are a non-profit legal referral service that matches volunteer attorneys with those in need of criminal defense services.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

It’s 100% free for qualifying individuals.

Qualifications:

  • Arrested in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County
  • Declared, or able to be declared, indigent by the Clerk of Court
  • No prior convictions
  • Committed to building a better life

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Step 2

Case Accepted or Rejected

Step 3

We Find You a Free Lawyer in the Community​

Step 4

Meet with Attorney & Case Manager​

Step 5

You Have a Lawyer!​

WHO ARE THESE LAWYERS?

  • Staff Attorneys

    Full and part-time employees of Florida Justice Center

  • Volunteer Attorneys

    Pro bono attorneys donate their services to help because they care

  • Paid Attorneys

    We outsource some paid work to attorneys in the community who enroll in our program and believe in our mission

  • Attorneys Emeriti

    Retired lawyers and judges with decades of experience want to help you live a better life

  • Law Students

    Law students fighting to prove themselves by examining every aspect of your case while supervised by a licensed attorney

Be the change in your community.