Our Services

Community Law Program provides a variety of free legal services for low-income residents throughout Pinellas County, Florida.  The following describes our pro bono representation services as well as our legal advice clinics. If you are interested in the Transitioning Dependent Youth Project, Community Counsel Program, or Self-Help Center, please visit our Special Projects page.

I.  Pro Bono Legal Representation

We have a panel of very dedicated volunteer attorneys in the St Petersburg/Pinellas County area who are available to provide free legal representation in numerous types of civil cases, such as bankruptcy, family law (including divorce, child support, and custody), wills and advance directives, housing (including foreclosures and landlord-tenant issues), and probate. 


II.  Legal Advice Clinics 

Download a copy of our clinic schedule

Bankruptcy Clinic

  • Second Friday each month from 9:45 am until 12:00 noon at CLP, 501 First Avenue N, Room 519, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Volunteer attorneys meet with clients to review completed forms listing debts and assets.  Attorneys discuss how bankruptcy works, the consequences of filing, and other options.  Attorneys do not provide representation in Bankruptcy Court.  Participants must first call to receive a bankruptcy questionnaire which must be completed before scheduling an appointment. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.

Divorce / Family Law Clinics

  • Childs Park YMCA: Fourth Friday each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 at Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.
  • William L. Penrose Family Law Clinic: every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at CLP, 501 First Avenue N, Room 519, St. Petersburg, Florida. No ongoing or continuing representation available. No appointment necessary.  Walk-ins are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact (727) 582-7480 for more information.
  • Divorce Forms Class: Third Thursday each month from 9:15 am to 11:30 am at CLP, 501 First Avenue N, Room 519, St. Petersburg, Florida. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.

A volunteer attorney teaches a class on completing the packet of Florida Supreme Court-approved family law forms for divorce. Forms can be downloaded from http://www.flcourts.org/ or http://www.jud6.org/ or purchased from the Clerk of Court. Participants must bring the forms with them and read over the packets before they arrive. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.

View brochure to learn how to download Family Law Divorce Forms for free online here: Divorce Forms Brochure

  • Family Law Forms Review Clinic, Second & Fourth Thursday each month from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at CLP, 501 First Avenue N, Room 519, St. Petersburg, Florida. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.
Volunteer attorneys review completed Florida Supreme Court-approved family law forms for dissolution of marriage, modification of child support, custody and visitation, paternity, temporary custody, and name changes. Attorneys provide procedural advice. Clients must have their forms completed. Forms can be downloaded from http://www.flcourts.org/ or http://www.jud6.org/ or purchased from the Clerk of Court. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.
  • Supporting Forms Class: On the first Tuesday of the month from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at 501 First Avenue North, Room 519, St. Petersburg, this class is designed for people who need to start a paternity/timesharing case or an action to modify a final judgment of child support, alimony, parental responsibility or time-sharing. The family law forms must be brought to the class. Forms may be downloaded from www.flcourts.org or www.jud6.org or purchased from the clerk of courts. Participants must bring the forms with them and must read over the packet before they arrive. Call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.


Elder Law Clinics

  • First Friday each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth Street N, St. Petersburg, Florida.  Volunteer attorneys assist clients over 60 years of age with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates.  No appointment is necessary.  Please contact (727) 582-7480 for more information.
  • Third Friday each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, Florida.  Volunteer attorneys assist clients over 60 years of age with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates.  No appointment is necessary.  Please contact (727) 582-7480 for more information.

Housing Clinic

  • First & Third Friday each month from 12:15 pm to 3:00 pm at CLP, 501 First Avenue N, Room 519, St. Petersburg, Florida. Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance with foreclosures and other housing issues. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.

General Civil Clinics

  • Childs Park YMCA, Fourth Friday each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.
  • Civil Legal Advice Clinic, Second & Fourth Tuesday each month from 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm at CLP, 501 1st Avenue N, Room 519. St. Petersburg, Florida. No ongoing or continuing representation available. Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.

Probate Clinic

  • Probate Clinic, Third Tuesday each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 at CLP, 501 First Avenue N, Room 519, St. Petersburg, Florida. Volunteer attorneys meet with clients to discuss the process of probate. Please bring all relevant paperwork. There is no guarantee of representation.  Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.

Unemployment Compensation Clinic

  • Unemployment Clinic, once a month clinic - scheduling depends on availability of volunteer attorneys. Clinic is located at 501 First Avenue N, Room 519, St. Petersburg, Florida. Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance with unemployment compensation issues. Please bring all relevant paperwork. There is no guarantee of representation.  Please call (727) 582-7480 for an appointment.