Free Legal Resources
For those seeking free legal information, including clinics and events, there are many self-help resources available through Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. (“JALA”). Visit https://www.jaxlegalaid.org/get-help/ to learn more. In addition, you can find several community outreach projects by clicking on the following:
JALA’s All Clinic Flyer
- Eviction Defense Self-Help Project
- Veterans Legal Collaborative
- Clay/Orange Park Library Ask-A-Lawyer
- Nassau County Family Law Clinic
- “FLARE” – Family Law at a Reduced Expense (“low-bono”)
Pro Bono Opportunities for Attorneys
The Fourth Judicial Circuit offers a variety of pro bono opportunities to attorneys throughout our community. There are many different types of pro bono projects, ranging from one day advice legal clinics to full representation cases. Please click on the link below to find out more about how you can get involved and help your community.
4th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Opportunities
Pro Bono Committee
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee (“Committee”) is tasked with providing oversight and direction of pro bono legal services for the indigent in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties.
The Honorable Mark H. Mahon, Fourth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge, appointed the Committee Leadership. The Honorable Steven Fahlgren, Circuit Court Judge, leads the Committee as Committee Chairperson. The Honorable John I. Guy, Circuit Court Judge, and The Honorable Virginia B. Norton, Circuit Court Judge, serve as Vice-Chairs of the Committee.
The Chairperson submits an annual report to the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services which includes an assessment of attorney participation in the pro bono program during the preceding year and a plan for carrying out the pro bono program in the coming year. The Committee meets quarterly to review the Committee’s work and progress towards completing the Committee’s annual plan, to make recommendations on the community’s needs, the possible resources to meet those needs, and a long-term plan to fulfill the legal profession’s obligation to its community. The composition of the Committee is comprised of representatives from local legal aid organizations and law schools, voluntary bar associations, large law firms, and law departments of all interested corporations and governmental entities. Please see the attached document for the full list of Committee members.
Administrative Order for the 4th Circuit Pro Bono Committee
Pro Bono Committee Composition
Pro Bono Award Recipients
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee along with Chief Judge Mark H. Mahon and Judges Fahlgren, Guy, and Norton would like to thank the many wonderful attorneys who provided at least 20 hours of pro bono services to the community. The Committee is grateful to these attorneys for their dedication and commitment.
2019 - Pro Bono Award Honorees
2020 - Pro Bono Award Honorees
2021 - Pro Bono Award Honorees
2022 - Pro Bono Award Honorees
2020 - Presentation of the Pins Ceremony
2021 - Presentation of the Pins Ceremony