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Free legal help coming to Cape Coral starting in August

Cape Coral residents will now have convenient access to free legal advice for civil lawsuits, bankruptcy, evictions and more. The new service is made possible through collaboration between Lee County Clerk Linda Doggett, the Lee County Legal Aid Society, and the United Way House of Cape Coral.

 “The Lee County Legal Aid Society attorney consultations provided at the Clerk’s Self-Help Center in Fort Myers have assisted thousands of Lee County citizens resolve their legal issues,” Clerk Doggett said. “I appreciate the Legal Aid Society expanding this service to Cape Coral during convenient hours. It will help thousands more get access to justice.”

 Citizens who wish to represent themselves in court can schedule a 15-minute meeting with an attorney starting

Aug. 1. The legal consultations will be held the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. All sessions will be held at the Cape Coral United Way House at 1105 Cultural Park Blvd.

 Assistance with small claims, family law matters, and probate cases will also be provided. 

To schedule an appointment, call the Lee County Clerk’s Self-Help Center at 239-533-2835. The free legal consultations are being provided by the generosity of Lee County Legal Aid Society attorneys led by Executive Director Andrew Banyai, Esq. 

For more information, visit the Lee Clerk’s website at or the Legal Aid Society’s website at