Green Cove Springs – The Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Tara S. Green, announces the continuation of her office’s Low Bono Program. The goal is to lower the barriers which historically prevented people with moderate financial means from accessing legal services, specifically those involved in family law cases. This program is available to Clay County residents involving Clay County family law cases only, with a focus on clients representing themselves (pro se).
“Low bono is the principle of increasing access to law-related services for people of moderate means who do not qualify for pro bono (free) assistance, but cannot afford the fees private attorneys typically charge,” Clerk of Court Tara Green explained. “When family law matters are involved it is especially important that we help citizens navigate the process as efficiently as possible for the sake of everyone involved,” she said.
Individuals wishing to participate, should contact the Clerk’s Office to schedule an appointment with these local, licensed Florida attorneys at a rate of $1.00 per minute. The minimum appointment time is 30 minutes. Clerks require the following information: client name, name of adverse party, client’s contact phone number, client email address. Individuals are responsible for bringing full payment to their scheduled appointment time (cash only) along with all relevant documents.
Appointments are held at the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, 825 N. Orange Avenue, Green Cove Springs. Low Bono attorneys conduct the appointments on the first floor in the new section of the courthouse (third door). Citizens who believe this program will assist them may call the Clerk’s Office Civil Department to schedule an appointment at (904) 269-6363.