Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA)

In 1937, the organization that has become Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. (JALA) was born when a group of Jacksonville Bar attorneys banded together to provide legal services to those who could not otherwise afford them.  In 1973, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid was officially named, and in 1976 JALA achieved 501(c)3 status.

Today, JALA is a non-profit law firm of 35 attorneys specializing in providing civil legal assistance to low-income and special-needs individuals and groups. A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, JALA is an equal opportunity service provider and does not discriminate in respect to race, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or age.

Our attorneys regularly volunteer their services and expertise as part of JALA's Case and Project Participation programs. Representing clients who otherwise are not able to afford adequate legal representation is one of the mainstays of our Firm. 

Consider helping JALA

You are integral to the delivery of legal services to our low-income neighbors! Without you, many clients would be denied justice, meaning tragic repercussions for families in our community. Your financial support helps JALA save homes, assist the elderly and disabled, prevent homelessness, protect those who have been abused, and prevent the destruction of families. Consider donating to JALA by visiting jaxlegalaid.org.