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Advancing professionalism among our members while serving our community.

The Highlands County Bar Association serves attorneys and other legal professionals in Florida's heartland with promotion and advancement of professionalism, networking, continuing legal education, and opportunities to serve our community. 

Our objectives are to maintain the high ideals of the legal profession and to support activities that encourage respect and appreciation of the law, the legal profession, and the administration of justice.

From this website you can submit an application for our local Bar, find a lawyer for your particular problem, or learn about upcoming HCBA events.

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Equipped to Serve

Our theme this year is “Equipped to Serve.”  The Highlands County Bar Association “equips” our members with valuable information by featuring dynamic and experienced professionals at our monthly Membership Meetings to discuss the legal topics you chose in the HCBA Survey (register).  Throughout the year, we also encourage each member to “serve” by donating  their time and expertise to our local Legal Aid. 

Every day, low-income Floridians face a multitude of legal challenges that go unresolved - there aren't enough civil legal aid and public interest attorneys to meet our communities' needs.  Pro Bono Attorneys like YOU can help us increase the impact and difference that we make in the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida.   Heart of Florida Legal Aid welcomes pro bono assistance from law firms, individual attorneys, law students, and other volunteers.  

If you would like to support Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono efforts, please click this link to tell them what your interests are.  Opportunities to "serve" include the following:   

  • Provide outreach & educational information to community groups
  • Screen clients for legal issues & possible representation (intake)
  • Provide brief advice in person or by telephone
  • Full representation - represent clients in their cases
  • Limited Scope Representation (Family Law Only)
  • Co-counsel with HOFLA staff attorneys
  • Mentor HOFLA staff attorneys
  • Provide Self-Help Assistance at the Courthouse
  • Conduct Pro Se Clinics to help people complete their pleadings 

We appreciate your dedication and support to serving vulnerable clients who have unmet legal needs. Please click this link and Heart of Florida Legal Aid will be in touch to help find opportunities that respect your time, capitalize on your expertise, and meet the needs of our community. 

Thank you in advance for your service!  




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