Fla. Website Would Match Poor With Civil Attorneys

 In a website that would likely be the first of its kind in the U.S., Florida’s legal community is hoping to create a new website for people facing civil legal issues but lacking money for an attorney. The idea would be to match those seeking help with legal aid, volunteer council and online information they could use even without a lawyer.

Melissa Moss, director of grant programs and development at the Florida Bar Foundation, told the Tampa Bay Tribune that the website would offer  “a wider umbrella than what exists anywhere else in the country right now.” The effort is a project for the The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, which organized last year to tackle the problem of access to civil justice.

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