Nonprofit Assistance

Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc. has expanded the availability of pro bono legal assistance to local non-profit and community-based organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Priority is given to agencies and groups that primarily serve low income clients or who are working to revitalize low-income communities. In order to qualify, the nonprofit must lack the financial resources to retain and pay a private attorney for the legal services requested. The project does not accept litigation matters and any necessary filing fees are the responsibility of the organization.

Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc. acts as the link between the agency needing service and the volunteer attorneys. In addition to providing advice and direct representation to the organizations, Legal Aid also coordinates training events to assist nonprofits with recurring issues that affect their daily operations.

Examples of legal expertise available from volunteer attorneys include corporate, tax, contract, real estate, employment, zoning, land use and insurance matters.

Applying for services is easy, free and can be done by calling our office at 941.366.0038 or applying here.

If you are a non-profit outside of Sarasota and Manatee counties please contact one of our sister agencies.

For Hillsborough and Pasco counties:

Bay Area Legal Services

jdcclc@bals.org

(813) 232-1222

Or fill out their Online Application

For Pinellas county:

Community Law Program

clp@lawprogram.org

(727) 582-7480

For additional information and forms on a wide range of legal problems please visit FloridaLawHelp.org.