Ask a Lawyer Program

What is the Ask a Lawyer Program?

The Ask A Lawyer program (ALP) is a collaborative effort with the Okaloosa Bar Association whereby patrons can set a 30-minute Zoom appointment to meet with a local attorney for a one-time consultation to get answers to a variety of civil legal questions, assistance with filling out form packets, as well as general procedural information. Please click here to request your appointment for the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each Month. 

Consultations may include:

  • Small Claims
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Debt Collection/Bankruptcy
  • Contracts/Warranties
  • Limited Family Law Assistance, such as Time Sharing, Division of Property, Dissolution of Marriage, Child Support, or Alimony
  • Assistance filling out form packets
  • General procedural information

Legal Consultations will not be provided for criminal, juvenile, guardianship or mental health issues.

To prepare for your consultation:

  • Fill out your ALP Consultation Request Form
  • Return your completed and signed form to the Law Library or email to lawlibrary@myokaloosa.com
  • Have a list of specific questions for the attorney to answer
  • Have all relevant paperwork with you at the appointment
  • Organize your paperwork by date and time
  • Identify all deadlines
  • Call The Public Law Library at 850-651-7256 or email lawlibrary@myokaloosa.com with questions

Consultations are currently being held by Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Please click here to open the ALP Consultation Request form.

ALP is a limited legal advice service and should not be considered a substitute for representation. If you need an attorney to represent you, contact the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 342-8011.

Location & Hours of Operation:

        Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension Monday - Friday
        1940 Lewis Turner Blvd., Rm 2-002 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
        Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
        850-651-7256  

 

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