Florida Free Legal Answers is approaching 1,000 Bar member volunteers who have answered almost 16,000 questions since the ABA-sponsored program began in May 2017.

Bar Programs Division Assistant Director Frank Digon-Greer reported to the Pro Bono Legal Services Committee recently that participation by Florida residents and Bar members in the program remains strong, although the number of questions answered by lawyers has declined in recent months.

Free Legal Answers is an ABA program that allows states to recruit volunteer attorneys to answer online questions proposed by low-income Floridians  who need help with a legal problem. The program allows attorneys to do pro bono work when they can fit it into their schedules and gives residents the ease of posing a question online without having to make a trip to an office.