Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

Provides high quality civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Palm Beach County.
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Primary geographic focus: Florida
Organization type(s): Provider

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Florida is committed to providing high quality civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Palm Beach County so as to protect their personal safety, enhance their opportunities and living conditions and promote self-sufficiency. Our work helps our clients deal with many of life’s most basic needs: a safe home, enough food to eat, a quality education, and protection against exploitation and discrimination.


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Guatemalan student says Palm Beach Lakes High forced him out

Andrew Marra
Palm Beach Post
July 2, 2015
A new lawsuit says a Palm Beach county high school forced student out.


Florida civil justice gap also an issue for middle class

Palm Beach Post
October 19, 2015
The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice is off to a good start in recommending ways to increase access to the state’s courts for “disadvantaged, low- and moderate-income” Floridians.

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Florida changes hep C drug policy for Medicaid

Kelli Kennedy
Associated Press (AP)
June 1, 2016
Florida health officials are changing the state's policy for administering costly hepatitis C drugs to Medicaid patients and will now require insurance companies to provide the drug at an earlier stage in the disease.

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Florida Sheriff Sued for Jailing Teen Suspects in Solitary

Associated Press (AP)
June 21, 2018
Civil rights group filed suit Thursday against a Florida sheriff and school district, claiming that juvenile suspects are unjustly kept in solitary confinement.

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Suit: Jail keeps teens in solitary for months without care, education

John Pacenti
Palm Beach Post
June 21, 2018
Teenage males charged by the state attorney’s office as adults are put in solitary for months at a time, spending 23 or 24 hours a day alone in the 6-by 12-foot cell dubbed “the box,” receiving no mental health care and little or no education.

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Palm Beach County To End Solitary Confinement For Teens In Adult Jails

Nadege Green
WLRN (South Florida)
January 9, 2019
The change comes after Palm Beach County's Sheriff's Office reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that alleged the practice violated the civil rights of it’s youngest inmates.

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Obamacare Regular Enrollment Closes for 2014 Health Plans

Alex Wayne
Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg
June 6, 2014
The offices of the Legal Aid Society were “packed,” said John Foley, a supervising attorney for the group, a government-designated navigator for the law.

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