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New clinic will help poor, homeless

When Ray McNeal volunteers at his church’s Tuesday morning homeless ministry, he occasionally finds himself fielding legal questions from the poor and homeless. Sometimes the people ask about landlord-tenant issues. They usually aren’t homeless, he said, but might be at risk of becoming so. Other times, the questions fall under immigration or family law. Before … Read More

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Region needs an additional judge says Fla. Supreme Court

In its most modest certification in at least a decade, the Florida Supreme Court indicated a need for just one more circuit judge in the state this year. The high court annually submits its analysis of statewide caseloads to the Florida Legislature, which considers the findings when passing the state budget. Although recent years have … Read More

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Community With A Heart underway for year

Often times, it’s the little things taken for granted by most that make a world of difference to others. Just being able to make one trip to or from the family car may seem small, but for Gabriella and Alonzo Dominguez of Ocala, the trip required a bit of logistics to transport their son Xavier … Read More

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7 sad days: one week of domestic violence

To show how prevalent domestic violence is in Marion County, the Star-Banner spent a week examining every aspect of the system. Such a review shows how common the problem is and shows how far the community has to go to raise awareness and reduce the violence. The story relies on a number of interviews and … Read More

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Oviedo lawyer honored for service

CLSMF’s 2015 Belvin Perry, Jr. Legacy of Justice Award winner, Timothy Moran is  once again nominated up for the Florida Bar Young lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. Congrats Tim! Read the article in the Seminole Voice on his 2012 award. Ever since he was 8 years old, Timothy Moran knew he wanted to be a … Read More

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Civil legal aid breaks the cycle of poverty, benefits taxpayers

Orlando Sentinel article by guest columnist Darryl Bloodworth, past president of The Florida Bar Foundation and The Orange County Bar Association talks aboout how civil legal aid has a far-reaching economic impact in Florida. The economic impact of civil legal assistance in Florida is well documented. Florida TaxWatch found in 2010 that legal aid produces a … Read More

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Orange-Osceola counties lead Florida in arrests of children between 5 to 10

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Children’s Rights Unit attorneys are battling the School to Prison Pipeline epidemic plaguing our state. Across Central Florida these CLSMF attorneys are engaging community leaders to address these problems affecting our youth population. CLSMF advocates are also out generating awareness on these issues including the effect of zero tolerance policies on the … Read More

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Things not so bright at ‘Sunny’ mobile home complex

CLSMF’s Renters Rights Unit Leader, Natalie Maxwell, talks to the Ocala Star Banner about the deplorable conditions her client is having to live in because of the landlord’s refusal to make necessary repairs to the unit and maintain a habitable home for his tenant. Moreover, since there is no housing condition code in Marion County, … Read More

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