NORTHWEST FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. (NWFLS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) Florida corporation formed in 1978 to provide high quality civil legal services to low income residents, abused spouses or children and the elderly, residing in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Florida.  


The principal funding sources are grants from foundations, federal and state agencies, county administrations, fee for service contracts and grants from the Florida Bar Foundation funded by Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA), which provides legal services to our clients with no charges for attorney fees.


Civil legal services are provided to clients based on priorities determined annually by the Northwest Florida Legal Services’ Board of Trustees with high priority normally given to cases involving preservation of the family unit, spouse abuse, income maintenance and the elderly.