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Welcome To BCLA

BCLA attorneys provide legal services on a range of issues including: family law, housing, domestic violence, consumer, guardianship, and bankruptcy.

How it works

About BCLA

Currently in Rockledge, Florida, BCLA was established in 1970 by the Brevard County Bar Association. Since then, we have grown to include a network of over 400 attorneys who volunteer their time to help low-income persons achieve meaningful access to the civil court system.

BCLA attorneys provide legal services on a range of issues including; family law, foreclosures, domestic violence, guardianship, consumer cases, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant cases.

For more information regarding your particular legal issues Contact Us.

Our Mission

We are committed to improving the quality of legal aid and assistance to protect personal safety, establish family stability, and ensure equal access to justice for low income and disadvantaged persons in Brevard County. We are a non-profit (501-C3) agency serving Brevard County since 1970.

Looking for Legal Aid?

We provide services to financially eligible clients in the following areas of law:

  • Family Law
  • Free Foreclosure Assistance
  • Domestic Violence
  • Guardianship
  • Consumer cases that exceed small claims
  • Bankruptcy (if debt exceeds $10,000 and more than 50% is medical bills)
  • Landlord/Tenant (Tenant must be current on rent)

How Legal Aid Helped a Mother of 4 in Need

BCLA represented a mother of four children in the prosecution of her Petition for Protection Against Domestic Violence. The Petitioner came to BCLA after she was beaten by her husband, strangled, and left unconscious.

She had previously filed Petitions for Protection but dropped them after being persuaded by her husband and his family. At the time she dropped the previous petitions, she was unrepresented by counsel and felt she had nowhere to go. She was convinced by her husband and his family that she could not make it on her own with four young children. She also believed her husband was sorry and that he would change.

With the help of BCLA, a permanent injunction was entered. After entry of the injunction, BCLA helped the petitioner obtain much needed services for herself and her children. BCLA continues to mentor the petitioner and is representing her in a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

Upcoming Events

Exciting Training Opportunity!

Improving Educational Opportunities For Disadvantaged Children With Disabilities

  • Help a Child Who Really Needs You!
  • Learn How to Advocate for Special Education Services
  • Fulfill Your Professional Responsibility
  • One Full Day of CLE Credit
  • Receive Mentoring When You Take a Pro Bono Case

Space Coast Health Foundation Center for Collaboration
1100 Rockledge Blvd
Rockledge, FL 32955

When:
November 22, 2019 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
LUNCH PROVIDED!

Cost:
Free for Pro Bono Attorneys

For more information, please contact Sandi Anderson at (321) 631-2500, Ext. 511.

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