Lawyers Advising Lawyers (“LAL”) is a free service offered to all members of The Florida Bar who may need advice in a specific area of law, procedure, or other legal issue. Currently, the program consists of over 300 attorney advisors who volunteer to assist other members of The Florida Bar in this program. Advice is offered in over 50 areas of law and procedure. Each LAL attorney advisor is required to have a minimum of five years of experience in their respective area of advice.

Step 1

Identify

The inquiring attorney first identifies a legal issue that he or she needs advice.  The inquiring attorney then contacts the LAL program to be matched with an attorney advisor.

Step 2

Request

The inquiring attorney can be matched with an attorney advisor through use of this website, by email, or by phone (1-800-342-8060 ext. 5807).  If the inquiring attorney chooses to use this website, he or she will be required to provide his or her bar number.  Next, the inquiring attorney should select the relevant area of law or procedure for advice.  An automatic referral will then be generated with the contact information of an attorney advisor registered with the LAL program who has knowledge of the area of law chosen by the inquiring attorney.

Step 3

Discuss

Within 48 hours, the inquiring attorney should contact the attorney advisor by phone or email. Prior to discussing the specifics of any issue, the advisor attorney must perform a conflicts search.  The inquiring attorney must identify all known adverse parties and opposing counsel and provide this information to the attorney advisor. If no potential conflicts appear, the inquiring attorney will then describe the issue(s) concisely and the attorney advisor will provide assistance.

Step 4

Resolve

After a brief discussion with the attorney advisor, the inquiring attorney should exercise his/her own independent judgement to resolve the legal issue for his or her client.

Antitrust and/or Trade Regulation, Banking, Bankruptcy, Collections, Commercial Law and/or Creditors Rights, Construction Law, Consumer Credit, Contracts, Corporation, Employment Discrimination, Franchise, Garnishment and/or Repossession, Insurance, Labor Relations, Partnership, Patent Copyright Trademark, Pension Profit Sharing Employment Benefits ERISA, Securities (Non-Compete or Trade Secret, Cyber Law, Municipal Bond Law, Corporate)

Admiralty, Civil Rights, Elder Law, Entertainment and/or Sports, Immigration and/or Naturalization, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Medicare and/or Medicaid, Tax Law

Probate, Trusts Estates Estate Planning, Wills

Admiralty, Civil Rights, Elder Law, Entertainment and/or Sports, Immigration and/or Naturalization, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Medicare and/or Medicaid, Tax Law

DUI, Federal Procedure, State Procedure, Traffic Infractions

Adoption, Child Custody and/or Support, Dissolution of Marriage, Guardianship, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Paternity

Bar Associations &  Legal Organizations, Geography and/or Travel, Judges and/or The Judiciary, Legal Technology, Local Rules, TFB Discipline Grievance Procedure,
Professionalism

Defamation and/or Invasion of Privacy, Legal Malpractice and/or Ethics, Medical Malpractice, Negligence Plaintiff, Negligence Defendant, Products Liability

Appellate, Trial Commercial, Trial General, Trial Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

State, Municipal and/or County, Education

Condemnation, Condominium Law, Foreclosure, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate, Zoning