Press Release


CLSMF Launches New Helpline

CLSMF Helpline 1-800-405-1417 Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida has invested the additional resources received this year from Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in an innovative project to increase access to justice. In an ongoing effort to provide high quality legal services to low income clients and meet the growing demand for legal aid in Central Florida, we have redesigned the way we handle … Read More


CLSMF Ranks as One of The Best Nonprofits to Work in Nation

2016 marks the fifth consecutive year Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) has been named by The NonProfit Times as one of the top places to work in the United States. CLSMF ranked at number 24 in medium-sized nonprofit organizations (50-249 employees) and placed in the top 50 best workplaces nationwide at number 47. It is also noted that … Read More


Fair Housing Summit Registration Now Open!

The 2016 Florida Fair Housing Summit: A Call to Advance Housing Rights and Opportunities registration is now open! The one-day event will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel. You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to learn about the latest housing trends! You can also participate … Read More


CLSMF Announces Executive Director Kimberly Sanchez

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is proud to officially announce Kimberly Sanchez as the Executive Director of the organization. Kimberly is the former Advocacy and Deputy Director of CLSMF and for 6 months has been Interim Executive Director. After graduating from the University of Miami School of Law in 2005, Kimberly began her legal career in the public … Read More


Grand Opening of Self-Help Center

September 1, 2015 was a special day at the Clerk’s Office as they officially opened their new Self Help Center at the courthouse. The opening was special for many reasons. First, the center represents a huge step forward for citizens of Orange County who are in need of legal assistance, but cannot afford a private attorney. The Self … Read More


Chanfrau Supports Civil Rights Work With Large Donation

On August 14, 2015 William Chanfrau, Jr. donated $15,000 to Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) to support the work of civil legal aid in this region. His gift comes at a crucial time when federal funding cuts for the legal aid organization are eminent. Mr. Chanfrau hopes that this contribution will serve as inspiration … Read More

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