Free Legal Clinic In Pensacola will Offer Advice On Civil Issues

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Publish Date:
August 16, 2017
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  • Robinson, Kevin
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Pensacola News Journal
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Pathways for Change and about a half dozen local attorneys will be partnering to provide a free legal clinic to needy Pensacola citizens.

The Aug. 22 event, Justice on the Block, will invite people to walk into Pathways’ family center, sit down with an attorney and get advice on an array of civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant disputes, family law and probate issues. The event is being hosted through a partnership among The Florida Bar Foundation, Legal Services of North Florida and Pathways.

The Escambia Project is a collaborative project aimed at closing the “justice gap” that began with a multi-day brainstorming session in February when legal aid attorneys, community activists, social service providers, law professors, Florida Bar Foundation staff and others gathered to discuss ways of closing the “justice gap.” Led by Margaret Hagan, director of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford Law’s Center for the Legal Profession, the group pondered how to ensure adequate legal aid for people who might not have the knowledge or means to seek it out themselves.

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