• Gulfcoast Legal Services
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services

Welcome to the home page of Gulfcoast Legal Services,
your access to justice for the Florida West Coast.  You can find out more
about our services here as well as some basic legal information.


FREE FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY GULFCOAST LEGAL SERVICES

GLS recently received funding to expand our legal assistance to many previously ineligible homeowners in Pinellas and Manatee Counties who are facing foreclosure.  Whether you are behind on your mortgage payments or have already received foreclosure papers, we may be able to help you find a workable solution.  GLS can help you fight a mortgage foreclosure of your homestead property and/or help you with a mortgage restructure or modification negotiation with your bank or other lender.

We cannot guarantee representation.  However, we can provide you with information that you may need to keep your home.  Call NOW to get legal advice from an attorney.


Pinellas residents:  Call 727-821-0726        Manatee residents:  Call 941-746-6151

Your eligibility will depend on the size of your household and your income.  When you call, you will be asked questions about your income and a determination will be made at that time.  NOTE:  Just because you have been turned down for help based on income requirements in the past does not mean you will not qualify for this service as the INCOME REQUIREMENTS ARE DIFFERENT FOR THIS PROGRAM.

YOUR PHONE CALL MAY SAVE YOUR HOME!      CLICK HERE TO HEAR MORE!



Mission Statement


Gulfcoast Legal Services is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, personal legal advocacy, counseling and education for vulnerable individuals and families.


 Free Civil Legal Aid 

Gulfcoast Legal Services is a non-profit corporation providing free legal aid to income eligible residents of the greater Tampa Bay area. We have offices in Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties. We also provide immigration services to residents of Hillsborough and Pasco Counties as well as in the other three counties where we have offices.
 
We provide legal help with housing and mortgage foreclosure problems, family or domestic violence issues, immigration matters, SSI/disability and consumer matters. Gulfcoast Legal Services also has a special project to help seniors in Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
 
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 In the words of our clients...

"The work you all did on my behalf is worth millions.  You helped me when I needed help and couldn't afford it.  As The Lord blesses me, I will bless you.  because of you all, I am a proud U.S. Citizen!!!"

"Thank you so much for all your hard work on my case!  It made all the difference.  I am now able to pay my rent and other bills.  I don't know what I would have done without your knowledge and all your help.  May God bless you and I hope you realize how vital and what a difference you have made in my life and others you have represented."

"Even though there is work that needs to be completed, every time I visit I'm impressed with the professionalism that is given to your clients.  I've been around the world, both military and now civilian, Gulfcoast Legal Services let me know that no matter how much disorder there may seem, that your staff moves on in an orderly manner; while showing respect for the problem at hand and for the individuals that visit.  This is shown at every level.  Simply THANK YOU."

"...I do not have the right words to thank you for all your help, especially for the attorney, Adriana Dinis, through her good work achieved that now we are legally in this country, that it is our second country.  First God allowed it, and all of you achieved it, with your good job, and your wisdom.  Every day I ask God for all of you that work in GULFCOAST LEGAL SERVICES for you not to give up and keep helping people who need it..."

"Thank you for all your help -- I'm not out of the woods, but close TO Not Losing the Ranch.  Respectfully..."

"Thank you so much for your help in the past two years with my legal problems.  From the moment I talked with you, I felt a huge amount of stress being lifted.  Your strength and confidence helped me through some really tough times.  I continue to experience the positive feelings, which came from your kindness and professional guidance.  I sincerely thank you..."

"This letter is in appreciation for all the work Gulfcoast Legal Services has done on my case.  The dedication of your staff has been absolutely remarkable.  They worked on my case over and above anything that I possibly could have expected.  They did not take any lunch breaks but worked straight through to assist me with an urgent filing deadline for court.  Their thorough research, assistance, and presentation of the final documents, which included quoting case law, and rules for civil procedure, was impeccable and very impressive.  If it weren't for their knowledge and assistance, I would have lost the Motion for Summary Judgment against me and I would have become homeless.  Needless to say, they saved my life.  Sincerely and with immense gratitude..."
 


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What's New

 

Save the Date
January 23, 2015
BECAUSE
Gulfcoast Legal Services is Sponsoring
April Charney, Attorney at Law,

and a national recognized foreclosure defense expert who will be presenting at the Pinellas Realtor Organization at 4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, Florida 33762 on Foreclosure Defense, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A box lunch will be available and 6 CLEs (1 CLE on ethics) will be applied for from the Florida Bar. The program will cost $150 until 12/31/14 and $180 thereafter and a 20-hour obligation for pro bono services at a local legal aid or service provider will be required. A jump drive with workshop material will be provided. Attendees should bring laptops or tablets. WiFi will be available. Registration will be announced soon, so watch for our announcement!




Gulfcoast receives a Silver Participant badge from Guidestar Exchange.


Guidestar allows non-profits to provide additional information about their agency and the programs that are operated by the agency. This allows the viewing audience a broader, deeper and richer understanding of the services provided to the public.

Gulfcoast has responded to a variety of questions, provided several documents and explained our philosophy concerning our services and the needs in our community. This open and transparent review of our agency has been rewarded by Guidestar with their Silver Participant badge. We are very proud of our badge and will continue to work toward earning a Gold Participant badge in the future. For now, celebrate with us, by going and reading more about Gulfcoast Legal Services on Guidestars Website. ttp://www.guidestar.org/organizations/59-1882749/gulfcoast-legal-services.aspx



From The Florida Bar News:  "Foundation investments in
the fightagainst human trafficking continue to pay dividends"
Click HERE to read the article.



Family Law Clinics are scheduled every month in Manatee and Pinellas
Counties.  Click HERE for more information.



Free legal advice to seniors in Pinellas County.  Click HERE.



Non-Discrimination Policy
No applicant for services shall be denied services because of such individual's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, disabling conditions, political party affiliation or because of any other consideration prohibited by law.