Mobile Law for All project sends volunteers into high-poverty neighborhoods Posted October 26, 2016 by Tallahassee Bar Association

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Located within the Leon County Courthouse near the Capitol, the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee connects more than 120 volunteer attorneys per year to low-income Floridians faced with complex civil matters such as landlord-tenant disputes and child custody concerns.

Getting to the foundation requires finding parking or public transportation, and then passing through heavy security including metal detectors, during business hours only. With the help of a Promise Zone grant from the City of Tallahassee, in 2016 the Legal Aid Foundation, a Florida Bar Foundation grantee, is trying an additional approach: sending volunteer and staff attorneys into the neighborhoods that need them most, and meeting clients at times and in places most convenient for them, for up to a half hour each.

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