Legal Assistance
Sources of Legal advice, Estate planning, End-of-life Care Wishes

Low Income Legal Assistance


Citizen Dispute Settlement Program - Clearwater

Provides voluntary mediation to residents of Pinellas County. The purpose of the program is to settle minor disputes by facilitating a mutually acceptable agreement between the parties. The types of disputes that are frequently mediated include: landlord/tenant, employer/employee, consumer problems, neighborhood disputes, monies owed, and property damage. The program doesn't accept disputes against other governmental agencies or discrimination complaints. Fees: none Eligibility: Residents of Pinellas County. Call for more information. Phone: 727-582-7250

Community Law Program, Inc.

Not-for Profit agency. Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance for low-income individuals.
501 1st Ave North, Rm 512, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; Phone: (727)-582-7402

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc

Provides legal advice and representation by an attorney, paralegal or law student under the supervision of an attorney, and includes counseling or representation by a non-lawyer when permitted by law, to older individuals with economic or social needs, and persons with documented HIV. Fees: None, Eligibility: Low income persons of all ages; South County Office Phone: (727) 821-0726 Ext. 121; North County Office; Phone: (727) 443-0657

Estate Planning Attorney in Pinellas County, Florida

Phillip G. Day, JD, LL.M., MBA, CPA/PFS, CFP®
Law Offices of Phillip Day, P.L.
A Trust, Estate, Business & Financial Planning Firm
9180 Oakhurst Road, Suite 3
Seminole, FL 33776
office: (727)475-2591 • fax: (727)564-9883
Providing safe to sophisticated planning strategies for families and businesses. Our job is to provide professional guidance from a multifaceted appproach, incorporating fundamental principals of tax planning, asset protection and proactive legal guidance.

Elder Law Attorney in Pinellas County, Florida

Sean W. Scott, Esq.
Attorney at Law
3233 E. Bay Drive, #104, Largo, FL 33771
Phone: (727) 539-0181, Outside of Pinellas or Hillsborough Counties dial 800-823-5571; Fax: (727) 539-0281
Maintains a practice in both elder law and life care planning. He has focused exclusively on the legal problems of the senior community and those issues that arise from the process of aging. Sean Scott is the author of the book advertised in the above right column, "The Medicaid Handbook 2008"

Advance Directives (Living Will, Health Care Surrogate, etc)

Laws about advance directives are different in each state. You should be aware of the laws in your state and use the forms that are specific to that state. (Note: This website is not intended be a source of legal advice; the reader should always seek the advice of a competent attorney in the reader's state.)

Florida State Website: Living Will and Designation of Health Care Surrogate Forms in printable PDF format

Ohio State Website/Advance Directives

New York State Health Department/Form for Appointing a Health Care Proxy

New York State Bar Association/Form for Living Will in New York

Illinois Attorney General/ Advance Care Planning

Internet References

Advance Directives (Living Will, Health Care Surrogate, Power of Attorney, Do Not Resuscitate orders)
Common Issues:
National and State Organizations
--Written by N Thompson, ARNP last updated January 2009

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