Florida Attorneys Counseling on Evictions (FACE)

In July, 36% of renters could not pay all of their monthly rent on time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s eviction moratorium ends on August 1, 2020, and landlords covered under the federal CARES Act moratorium can begin filing evictions near the end of August.

Florida is about to face an avalanche of evictions and these families need your help to navigate the legal process and avoid an eviction judgment.

The Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, in conjunction with legal aid organizations across the state and The Florida Bar Foundation, created the FACE initiative:  Florida Attorneys Counseling on Evictions.

FACE is seeking volunteer attorneys to represent low-income tenants facing eviction.  Here’s how the program works:

  1. Contact your local legal aid program to volunteer. A list of participating organizations and their contact information is here. 
  2. Your local legal aid program will provide you with a training video, substantive outlines and sample pleadings.
  3. Your local legal aid program will assign you a client or you can find a pending pro bono eviction case on Florida Pro Bono Matters. Here’s how:

How to use Florida Pro Bono MattersIf you are tenant needing legal assistance, apply online here: https://floi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=38&h=757e8c