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  • How do I schedule an appointment with an attorney?

    There are two ways to schedule an appointment with an attorney from Florida Rural Legal Services.

    • Visit the Self-Help Center in person
    • Call 239-533-5000
      and speak to a Customer Service representative

     Attorney consultations may be scheduled in 15-minute sessions. The cost for an attorney consultation is $1 per minute and must be paid at the time the appointment is scheduled. 

  • Can I get forms without meeting with an attorney?

    Yes. Visit the Forms Library for a complete list of forms. You may also purchase printed forms and packets at the Self-Help Center. 
  • What do I do if I cannot afford to see an attorney at the Self-Help Center?

    There are several "pro bono" or free legal assistance programs in Lee County that you may use if you meet the eligibility requirements. For information about pro bono programs, or call 1(800) 277-7680.
  • Will the Self-Help Center attorney represent me in court?

    No. The attorneys will only assist with the Florida Bar pro se forms and aid in the understanding of the overall legal process. They will assist with any pleadings the person has received.

  • What does "pro se" mean?

    Pro se is a legal term for people who represent themselves in court without an attorney. 

  • Is an Appointment Necessary?

    It is not necessary but is highly recommended. We understand that some issues require immediate action, and we will try to accommodate walk-ins. However, the appointment calendar can fill very quickly. You will save time if you make an appointment in advance.