Self Help Center

We will be limiting physical contact with the public to slow the spread of COVID-19. As such, the Self-Help Center has suspended services until further notice.  Call the Clerk of Court at 239-533-2835 if you have any questions.  We thank you for your patience.

Free Legal Advice

Our attorneys offer free, 15-minute legal consultations to all comers on Tuesdays from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Self Help Center on the first floor of the Lee County Justice Center. Call the Clerk of Court at 239-533-2835 to make a Self Help Center appointment. We also offer these services reserved specifically for the working public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, on the first Thursday evening of the month, between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the third Saturday of the month, between 9 a.m. and Noon, at Cape Coral United Way House (enter at rear of the building). No matter your legal problem, we’ll do our best to try to help. If we can’t help you, we’ll try to point you where you need to go.

Justice for All

Not everyone can afford an attorney, but everyone should be able to obtain a basic understanding of their legal circumstances and how to deal with them. The purpose of the consultations is to foster that understanding for people who are unfamiliar with the legal resources available to them and unable to otherwise obtain advice.

Swifter Justice

Our free consultations at the Self Help Center benefit everyone in the legal community. Valuable time and resources are drained from judges and magistrates who must deal with pro se litigants unable to file the proper paperwork in a timely manner, unaware of the necessary procedures, and unfamiliar with courtroom protocol. The more we can inform people, the better.

Lee County Justice Center

The Self -Help Center can be found at the first floor of the Lee County Justice Center, near the East Entrance:

1700 Monroe St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Tuesdays from 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Appointment recommended

Cape Coral United Way House

The Cape Coral Self -Help Center can be found at the Cape Coral United Way House, next to City Hall:

1105 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
First Thursday of the month, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. – Noon.
Appointment REQUIRED.

Case Types

We see many different types of cases. These are just some of the types of cases we have seen recently:

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Traffic
  • Small Claims cases
  • Civil court cases
  • Probate, (Wills, Trusts & Estates)
  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure
  • Name Change
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury