Jacksonville Area Legal Aid - The Baker Defense Project

Service Type

This project under JALA provides legal aid to certain inmates of the Baker County Jail. It is for those in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). JALA provides lectures, free attorney meetings and services to foreign nationals. Please be aware that legal aid for this project is limited. Priority will be given to certain clients in danger of being deported. Please see the website for more information.

Priority will be given in these cases:

  • Detainee has been a resident of the U.S. for a significant amount of time
  • Detainee is a victim of domestic violence, human trafficking or other crime
  • Detainee is seeking asylum or relief under the UN Convention Against Torture
  • Detainee served in the U.S. military
  • Detainee has extensive family ties in the U.S.
Service Location

126 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
United States



JALA has a team of 30 lawyers that provides civil legal aid to those in need. JALA covers many areas of the law. It does not discriminate in respect to race, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or age. Please see the website for all services.

Legal Areas Served Include:

  • Consumer law
  • Community counsel
  • Child & youth advocacy
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing services
  • Elder law
  • Employment/Unemployment
  • Fair housing unit
  • Family law
  • Health & public benefits
  • Mental Health Advocacy Project
  • Mortgage Rescue Project
  • Prisoner Re-Entry Project
  • Refugee immigration
  • Ryan White-HIV/AIDS Unit

126 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
United States