Because the ACLU understands how difficult it can be to find legal assistance, we have compiled a list of phone numbers and other organizations where you may be able to get further assistance in the ACLU of Florida Suggested Assistance Contact List.

  • Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities: Tallahassee (850) 488-9071 (Main Office), Ft. Lauderdale: (800) 350-4566, Orlando (407) 897-2760, Tampa (813) 233-2920.¬†Handles advocacy matters for the disabled.
  • Capital Collateral Representative (CCR): (850) 921-4704, 1533 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Representation to death row prisoners who have exhausted death penalty appeals.
  • Department of Labor: Wage and Hour Division: (305) 598-6607 Handles matters concerning wages, benefits, hours and overtime in the workplace.
  • Elder Helpline: 1 (800) 963-5337, (954)745-9779 (Broward), (305) 670-4357 (Dade) Information and referral to local service providers for senior citizens on issues ranging from housing to recreation. Every community has a local number available to call for information and help.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): 1 (800) 669-4000, or the federal office in Tampa: (813) 228-2310. Resolves complaints of employment discrimination. Enforces federal laws against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), disability or age.
  • Florida Abuse Hotline: (850)487-1111, 1 (800) 962-2873 Call here to report abuse and neglect of children, the elderly and disabled persons.
  • Florida Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: 1 (800) 342-8011 Provides names of attorneys specializing in the area of law pertinent to your case.
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee: (850) 561-5775, 650 Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee, FL 32399. Investigates complaints about attorneys.
  • Florida Commission on Human Relations: 1 (800) 342-8170 Handles cases of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, and handicap in the areas of employment and housing.
  • Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services: 1 (800) 435-7352 Handles complaints about unfair practices in the consumer market.
  • Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center: (305) 573-1106 Handles advocacy issues for immigrants.
  • Florida Justice Institute: (305) 358-2081, 2870 SE Financial Center, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131 2309 Handles complaints regarding prison conditions, including overcrowding and sanitation.
  • Florida State Directory: (850) 488-1234 Provides any state office number.
  • Florida Worker's Compensation: (800) 342-1741 Handles worker's compensation issues in Florida.
  • Justice Qualifications Committee (JQC): (850) 488-1581 Handles complaints against judges.
  • Legal Aid: Miami (305) 579-5733, Broward (954) 765-8950 Handles civil cases for low income clients, including evictions, divorce, child custody, etc.
  • Legal Hotline for Older Floridians: Miami: (305) 576-0080. Handles civil cases for older Floridians.
  • Legal Services: Miami (305) 576-0080 Handles civil cases for low income clients, including evictions, divorce, child custody, etc.
  • Servicemembers Legal Defense Network: (202) 328-3244, PO Box 53013, Washington, DC 20009. Advocacy group for gay and lesbian servicemembers effected by the "don't ask/don't tell" policy.