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CIVIL LEGAL AID SINCE 1978

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm dedicated to the provision of quality legal assistance to the poor, abused, disabled and elderly, and to empowerment through preventive legal education.

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

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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. Offices located in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lake City can be reached by calling our toll-free Legal Helpline: 800-256-8091.

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 pro 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.

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Our Services

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

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Volunteer Spotlight

Three Rivers salutes Lake City attorney John Kendron, who has been volunteering with us for more than 15 years. On Thursday, January 25th, he received the Florida Bar’s Pro Bono Award for the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida, at a ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.

During the past few years John has provided more than 100 hours of services to 15 clients with probate and guardianship matters. These clients were mostly low-income and elderly homeowners trying to clear title to their property so they would be eligible for funding to make their homes safe and habitable. John also volunteers with numerous other organizations, such as the Office of the Public Guardian, Columbia County Senior Services and St. James Episcopal Church. He is a very active member of the Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association, currently serving as President.

Mr. Kendron has been active in support of his community by serving as the Teen Court Judge for Columbia County and on the Board of Directors of Columbia County Senior Services, Inc. In addition, Mr. Kendron has dedicated pro bono representation to firm clients and clients of Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., having estate planning, probate and real estate needs. Mr. Kendron has been recognized by the Florida Bar for his pro bono service when he was presented the Florida Bar’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award for 2005 and 2008.

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

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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.

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