At the Heart of OCJ
After hearing private attorneys having to turn away individuals who could not afford private representation and having almost no where to refer them and seeing a legal aid organization having to wind down and close their doors leaving a void in the community it previously served, three women frustrated by seeing clients alone in court, decided our city could be the home to a solution. With the support of a team of community attorneys willing to serve on our board, OCJ was born. Our goal was to create a system that would help to keep our doors open even if funding was reduced and help close the access to justice gap in Florida. Now we hope we can inspire future lawyers to do the same.