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Legal Aid Of Collier County

By Carly Engel

Recently we had the privilege of filming with Legal Aid Service of Collier County (http://www.collierlegalaid.org) for their annual Barrister's Bash. We didn't know much about Legal Aid before we began this project so here are the basics...
Legal Aid is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to Collier County residents who face matters of life-changing significance. Legal Aid provides a critical safety net for the community by serving thousands of economically needy residents in Collier County. Legal Aid Service of Collier County ensures fairness for all Collier County residents in the justice system, regardless of how much money they make. Legal Aid provides access to legal help for the most vulnerable people in our community, allowing them to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Pretty critical right? Learn more about Legal Aid.

Due to the sensitive nature of what they do we were not able to film with their clients but we were able to meet and film with a group of their attorneys. What a wonderful group of caring people! Legal Aid addresses a variety of issues and serves a wide array of people. Some of the things they deal with include domestic violence cases, foreclosure, veterans services, special education rights, human trafficking and immigration. Often times it is a community member who doesn't know what rights they have or that there is someone available to help them through whatever legal crisis they are facing. Legal Aid levels the playing field when it comes to legal representation. They help some of the most vulnerable members of our community to navigate the legal system and achieve fair outcomes. The work they do is very important in Collier County and across the country via other Legal Aid branches.

If you or someone you know are in need or legal assistance or advice and can't afford an attorney please visit Legal Aid to learn more about how they can be of help. If you wish to support Legal Aid of Collier County you can join their Circle of Justice!

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