Bay Area Legal Services (Tampa) (BALS)

Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Florida
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC



Maxwell: Congress should not cut legal aid to the poor

Bill Maxwell
Tampa Bay Times
June 5, 2015
Op-ed encouraging Congress not to cut federal funding for civil legal aid.

News Story

Former teacher finds calling as Bay Area Legal Services attorney

Erika Vidal Holmes
Tampa Bay Times
July 2, 2015
A handwritten note is her reason for practicing law. Profile about civil legal aid attorney Kristen Lang.


Editorial: Fighting wage theft

Tampa Bay Times
October 12, 2015
Hillsborough County commissioners have moved sensibly toward a compromise that should result in the adoption of a wage theft ordinance.


Bay Area Legal Services offers meaningful work that keeps employees challenged

Tampa Bay Times
April 8, 2016
A culture of empathy helped Bay Area Legal Services rank 16th in the small business category of the Tampa Bay Times annual Top Workplaces survey.


Don’t cut legal aid for the poor

Tampa Bay Times
April 24, 2017
Preserving funding for the Legal Services Corp. should be a priority — and so should securing a more stable source of funding at the state level to help thousands of poor Floridians get through the courthouse door.


Bay Area Legal Services, longtime friend to needy, needs our help

Ernest Hooper
Tampa Bay Times
September 28, 2017
Recognizing the stress-induced issues that can arise at the intersection of healthcare and law, Bay Area Legal Services has entered into a medical-legal partnership.


The power of pro bono work by lawyers

Hala Sandridge
Tampa Bay Times
October 19, 2017
This year's week, Oct. 22-28, comes at a time when lawyers are especially vital to helping Floridians recover not just from individual crises — but from a natural disaster that affected millions of us.

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Torch, radio…house deeds? U.S. readies for hurricane season

Carey L. Biron
Reuters News Service
July 17, 2019
Torch, radio, whistle - all standard fare in a storm survival kit. Now Americans at risk of hurricane damage are being urged to grab their house deeds and check they are valid, too.

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