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We provide free civil legal services in 17 counties in North Florida.


About Three Rivers Legal Services

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm with law offices in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida, dedicated to the provision of quality legal assistance to the poor, abused, disabled and elderly, and to empowerment through preventive legal education. TRLS provides free civil legal assistance to low income families in seventeen counties with three offices and a staff of 35, including 21 full time attorneys. Attorneys located in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lake City, and can be reached with a call to our toll-free Legal Helpline.  We provide high quality services to individuals as well as legal information and education to groups.  Each year, TRLS handles thousands of cases.  We concentrate on Housing Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence Prevention, Elder Law, Education Law, and Income and Public Benefits issues.  TRLS also offers specialized services to Veterans, homeowners facing foreclosure, and low income taxpayers. TRLS works closely with many bono lawyers and law firms to expand its ability to provide free legal advice and representation to eligible persons in northeast and north central Florida.

Serving Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties in North Florida including the towns and cities of Bronson, Chiefland, Cross City, Fernanandina Beach, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Jasper, Lake Butler, Lake City, Live Oak, Macclenny, Madison, Mayo, Orange Park, Perry, St. Augustine, Starke, Trenton, Yulee and others.

News & Events

We are excited to announce that we have moved our Gainesville office.  We are now located at

1000 NE 16th Avenue
Building I, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

Our phone numbers remain the same.

Main number: 352-372-0519

Fax: 352-375-1631

Some of Our 2016 Statistics

View Our Annual Report

Our Services

Three Rivers Legal Services provides free legal advice and representation for a broad range of civil legal problems.


Volunteer Spotlight

Thank you to Robert “Bob” Ackerman for the variety of ways he has assisted our clients and Three Rivers Legal Services.  Bob has volunteered with our Small Claims Clinic in the Gainesville office for more than 15 years.
As a former small businessman and attorney specializing in commercial litigation and insurance defense, Ackerman provides advice to clients with small claims, wage claims and security deposit returns at monthly small claims clinics. Additionally, he has advocated for  Three Rivers Legal Services for funding and other purposes.
Ackerman is an active member of the Gainesville community, sitting on the City Plan Board, the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry Board, and the Grace Marketplace Empowerment Center Advisory Board. He previously served on the Alachua County Charter Review Commission and the Gainesville Community Development Review Committee.
We are grateful to Mr. Ackerman’s commitment to assisting the legal needs of the low income members of our community.
Robert Ackerman, Attorney-at-Law

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Sponsors / Partners

Three Rivers Legal Services provides services to eligible clients through grants and contracts from these agencies and organizations.


Volunteer – Make An Impact

Volunteer in a Three Rivers Legal Services office and work with a highly experienced team of staff attorneys and advocates assisting eligible clients in north Florida.


This is a great opportunity for law students to gain experience and service hours!