Our Self Help Center is designed to offer self-represented parties (pro-se parties) resources and ministerial assistance for small claims, landlord tenant evictions, family law and probate estate cases (formal and summary administration only).
We also offer through the Self Help Center, low cost attorney consultation appointments for the above mentioned cases. Please see below for more detailed information.
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Where is the Self Help Center located?
Located at the Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida 32773
Where are the Attorney Consultation Appointments held?
The attorneys will appear virtually through Microsoft Teams. You will be given instructions on how to attend the appointment virtually as well. If you do not have access to the internet, please call 407-665-4300 for further assistance.
What does “Pro Se” or “Self-Represented” Litigant mean?
A person who appears in court on their own behalf without the representation of a lawyer.
What services are currently available?
Low cost Attorney Consultations
Computers equipped to perform legal research, free of charge
Availability to purchase Circuit or State Approved Law Forms
What cases can the Self Help Center assist with?
Family Law, Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant Evictions and Probate Estates (Formal and Summary Administration)
Do you provide Attorneys to come with me/represent me in Court?
No. However, you can consult with an attorney for guidance on the process, assistance with forms, and to answer some of the legal questions you may have.
Is an appointment for attorney consultation necessary? If so, how can I make an appointment?
An appointment is not necessary, however, if you would like to schedule an appointment please contact our office at 407-665-4300 or by email: email@example.com
What if I cannot afford the fees to see the Self Help Center Attorney?
Probate Estates (Formal and Summary Administration)
Services that the Attorney offers
Explain general legal terminology that is applicable to you
Procedural assistance and Guidance on your next steps.
Forms review assistance
NOTE: You must provide the forms. Forms can be obtained by visiting one of the four locations listed in the section below for a fee of $.15 cents per page or through our website for free.
REMINDER:As a Pro-Se litigant, you are representing yourself and the attorney consultation appointments are designed to provide you assistance on procedures, forms and next steps. The attorneys you speak with through this service will not attend court with you, nor will they be able to represent you.
All fees collected for each appointment are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Appointments must be scheduled in 15-minute increments up to 1 hour maximum per appointment day.
$1 per minute. Base rate: $15 = 15 minutes of time with Attorney
Payment must be received at the time of scheduling the appointment or within 48 hours, when scheduling by phone or email.
How to make an appointment online?
By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 407-665-4300, an appointment can be held up to 48 hours until payment is received at one of the locations listed below.
To schedule an appointment in person or to pay for your appointment, visit one of the following locations: