From the Orange County Clerk of Courts

The Orange County Clerk of Courts in partnership with the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) is expanding its Self Help Center to Apopka in order to bring access to justice closer to more people who may be in need of legal assistance.

With a population of nearly 50,000 and a land mass of 24 square miles, Apopka is the second largest city in Orange County and the Self Help Center can provide much needed low-cost attorney consultations for anyone who can’t afford an attorney.  The Apopka site will now be the second location to offer Self Help services.

The Self Help Center was a major priority for Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell who launched the center in 2015 at the Orange County Courthouse in downtown Orlando to help underserved customers in need of legal assistance.

“I knew there was a need to increase access to justice for people who can’t afford an attorney.  There are working families making a decent income who may never be able to afford a private attorney,” said Clerk Russell.

Self Help services will be available one day a week at the Clerk’s Office in that Apopka Service Center at 111 N. Rock Springs Road Apopka, FL 32712 starting Tuesday, October 17, 2017. After this date, the Apopka Self Help services will be available every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Self Help Center assists with issues involving Family Law, Small Claims, and Residential Evictions. Services include attorney consultations, form completion assistance, e-filing, and notary and copy services.

Attorney consultations are available and may be scheduled in 15-minute sessions, for up to 1 hour per day, per person. The cost for an attorney consultation is $1 per minute. To schedule an appointment, go to our website at www.myorangeclerk.com where appointments can be made directly online.

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