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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 providing free legal help with offices in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida.  We are 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 help to low income families in seventeen counties with three offices and a staff of 50, including 24 attorneys. All of our offices can be reached by calling our toll-free Legal Helpline: 866-256-8091.

We provide high quality free legal help 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.  We also offer 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.

News & Events

Ask-A-Lawyer at St. Francis House

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Here is an opportunity for persons experiencing homelessness to talk to a lawyer about any legal issue that they are having.  Lawyers from Three Rivers

Ask-A-Lawyer at the Honor Center

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Here is an opportunity for area veterans to talk to a lawyer about any legal issue that they are having.  The event is especially for

Ask-A-Lawyer at Grace Marketplace

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Here is an opportunity for residents and others who access services at Grace Marketplace to talk to a lawyer about any legal issue that they

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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

Amanda Thoele is a consumer protection and personal injury attorney with deep roots in pro bono legal services.  Amanda began her legal career as a consumer attorney at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and continued pro bono service after moving into private practice.  Amanda has assisted pro bono clients with probate, guardianship, estate planning, and consumer protection cases.  Amanda is an active member of the Jacksonville community and volunteers her time with many organizations outside of the legal sector, including The Women’s Board for Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  Amanda has handled multiple pro bono cases for Three Rivers. These cases involve helping with probate and guardianship issues.

Amanda Marie Thoele, Thoele Drach, Attorneys at Law

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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 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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