The Florida Bar maintains a searchable database at FloridaBar.org for members of the public to look up licensed attorneys in Florida by name, firm name, city or bar number. The database also allows users to search for attorneys by criteria such as practice area, school attended or languages spoken.
The Florida Bar website has additional information for the public, such as things to consider when hiring an attorney, how attorney regulation and discipline works, and an attorney referral service. There are also search options to look up law faculty in the state and registered paralegals, as well as judges and courts. The Supreme Court of Florida has the power to regulate attorneys and to prevent the practice of law by those who are not attorneys, in order to protect the public. The Florida Bar website has information about the unauthorized practice of law and the forms to file a complaint against a person who practices law without a license.
The Florida Bar also has a list of legal aid organizations for those who are seeking pro bono or reduced fee services. Persons who cannot afford the services of an attorney may qualify for legal aid assistance. Legal aid attorneys may handle a variety of cases, including family law, foreclosure defense and immigration, according to the informational page. The page with legal aid information contains links to locate legal aid offices by county.