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Welcome To BCLA

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

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.

Recent News

Judge Kelly McKibben presents Brian Onek with “Attorney of the Year” Award at Legal Aid’s 36th Annual Pro Bono Awards Gala

It is with great pleasure that Brevard County Legal Aid welcomed Eighteenth Circuit Court Judge Kelly J. McKibben as our special guest speaker for this year’s…

admin June 14, 2024

Florida Bar President Gary Lesser presents awards at Brevard County Legal Aid’s 35th Annual Gala

Over 130 invited guests from the legal and business community attended Brevard County Legal Aid’s Annual Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Gala on Friday, May 5,…

admin May 29, 2023

The Florida Bar President Gary Lesser to present awards at Legal Aid Gala

What: Annual Legal Aid Gala Featuring: Gary Lesser, President, The Florida BarPam Bress, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year When: May 5, 2023 Where: Suntree Country…

admin April 3, 2023

Upcoming Events

The 32nd Annual Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Gala

Brevard County Legal Aid Cordially Invites you to attend The 32nd Annual Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Gala.

Awards to be presented by our special guest:

The Honorable John Harris
Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal

Attorney of the Year
Richard Shuster

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Cocktails 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM

Choice Of Dinner:
Prime Rib Au-Jus, Strawberry Salmon, Portobello Stack

$50.00 Per Person

Kindly respond by noon, Friday, April 5th, 2019 to rob@brevardlegalaid.org or
call (321) 631-2500 Ext. 515

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