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Consumer Pamphlets
Consumer Forms
Excerpts from the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar
Lawyer Referral Service
Help for homeowners
The Florida Bar offers 47 consumer pamphlets as a service for consumers. These pamphlets are not a substitute for hiring an attorney, but they provide basic legal information about the topics they cover. Consumer Videos are also available on select topics.

Consumer Videos
Consumer Videos
Self-Represented Litigant SurveyConsumer Alert - Individuals arrested for operating phony South Florida law firms

Access to Justice
Share your experiences accessing the civil court and self-help services in Florida's 67 counties. Please submit the anonymous Self-Represented Litigant Survey.

Consumer Pamphlets
You can read or download online versions of our consumer pamphlets by clicking on each pamphlet below.
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Please note: Many pamphlets are available online only. Check the Pamphlet Order Form PDF document opens in new window for availability of printed versions.
If you would like to order more than one pamphlet, please use the Pamphlet Order Form PDF document opens in new window.
If you would like ONE free printed copy of a selected pamphlet, please send your request with a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Consumer Pamphlets
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
For more information about our consumer pamphlets, call the Public Information Department at (850) 561-5834.

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Consumer Pamphlets

Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance
Florida's Motor Vehicle "Lemon Law"
Florida's Motor Vehicle "Lemon Law"
How to Avoid Being a Victim of Auto Repair and Service Station Gimmicks
How to Avoid Being a Victim of Auto Repair and Service Station Gimmicks

Handbook for Jurors

#Just Adulting Legal Survival Guide

Mass Disaster: A Victim's Guide

So you want to be a lawyer
Civil or Criminal Case
A civil or a criminal case?
General Information on Consumer Protection
General Information on Consumer Protection
Identity Theft
Identity Theft
Small Claims
Small claims: The who, what, where and why of collection lawsuits
Legal and Binding Contracts
Legal and Binding Contracts

Consumer Bankruptcy in Florida

Credit Repair Fraud

Debtors' Rights in Florida: Claiming Your Exemptions From Judgments
Rights and Responsibilities When Applying for Credit or Loans
Your Rights and Responsibilities When Applying for Credit or Loans

Adoption in Florida

Divorce in Florida

Parenting and Divorce

Immigration Update

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents

Notaries, Immigration and the Law
Immigration Resources: The Federal Trade Commission offers an Immigration Toolkit External Link with helpful resources for advocates and consumers in immigrant communities.

Intellectual Property

A Consumer Guide to Clients' Rights

Attorney's Fees

Clients' Security Fund

Consumer Guide to the Legal Fee Arbitration Program

Filing an Unlicensed Practice of Law Complaint

Florida Power of Attorney

Grievance Mediation

How to Find a Lawyer in Florida

Inquiry Concerning a Florida Lawyer

Legal Aid in Florida

Hiring the Right Person to Help Me With My Legal Problems

Florida Registered Paralegal

Building a Home

Buying a Home
How to Safeguard Against Fraud When You Buy Property
How to Safeguard Against Fraud When You Buy Property
Mortgage Fraud
Mortgage Fraud

Buying a Mobile Home
Rights and Duties of Landlords and Tenants
Rights and Duties of Tenants and Landlords

Do You Have a Will?

Probate in Florida

The Revocable Trust in Florida

What is Guardianship?

Benchmarks Presentations and The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau

The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Amendments 11-27 & The Declaration of Independence
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Consumer Forms

Living Will Forms

Includes Florida Living Will and Florida Health Care Surrogate

Landlord/Tenant Forms

Includes Residential Lease and Eviction Notices
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Excerpts from the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar

Fees and Costs for Legal Services [Rule 4-1.5]

Statement of insured client’s rights [Rule 4-1.8(j)]
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Lawyer Referral Service

Many local bar associations in Florida sponsor lawyer referral services, listed under "attorney" or "attorney referral services" in the yellow pages of the telephone book. These services can set up an initial appointment for you with a lawyer for a nominal fee (local Bar-sponsored program charges between $25 to $50).

If there is no lawyer referral service in your city,
The Florida Bar's statewide Lawyer Referral Service can locate a lawyer for you. You can call this service toll-free at (800) 342-8011.
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Foreclosure Help HomeHelp for homeowners

Free housing counseling is available from External Link opens in a new window and NeighborhoodWorks America External Link opens in a new window for people facing foreclosure.

More information is available at

If you have been served papers, contact your local legal office immediately. The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals to attorneys for low-fee consultations.

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[Revised: 01-18-2017]