Law in the Library: Free legal clinic for seniors returns to downtown Fort Myers

Lee County Legal Aid Society teams with AARP for quarterly sessions open to those ages 50 and older; 20-minute individual consultations available on any topic
By: Lee County Legal Aid Society
FORT MYERS, Fla. - April 15, 2024 - PRLog -- A free legal clinic for area seniors in need of no-cost, limited legal advice is returning to downtown Fort Myers.

Law at the Library is a quarterly conversation sponsored by Lee County Legal Aid Society with support from AARP Foundation.

The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fort Myers Regional Library meeting room, 1651 Lee St., Fort Myers, and is open to Lee County residents ages 50 and older.

A panel of three local attorneys will review several topics in civil law of interest to seniors, including landlord-tenant disputes; elder law; filing a case in small claims court; and issues stemming from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, including post-disaster insurance claims and contractor fraud.

The panel's 30-minute presentation will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session and then 20-minute individual appointments on any legal issue. Advance registration is required. Participants should email with contact information, a brief description of the legal advice being sought, and any relevant documents.

Unlike in criminal law, there is no constitutional right to counsel in civil law, which includes landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, evictions, probate, debt collection, child custody cases, domestic violence orders of protection and more.

Law at the Library follows a similar series of free legal workshops "Just for Seniors" offered by Lee County Legal Aid Society in prior years through support from The Community Foundation.

For more information on Lee County Legal Aid Society, visit ( or call 239-334-6118.

About Lee County Legal Aid Society

Founded in 1967, Lee County Legal Aid Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides no-cost civil legal aid to low-income residents of Lee County. The organization helps narrow the access to justice gap among those who cannot afford a private attorney in civil cases. In partnership with the Lee County Clerk of the Court, Lee County Legal Aid Society offers free, 20-minute "self-help" legal clinics that pair attorneys in private practice with those in need of legal services.

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