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CLSMF Welcomes New Resource Development Manager

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is pleased to welcome Valynn Sala-Diakanda as our new Resource Development Manager. Valynn brings more than 8 years of corporate management, public speaking, research and writing experience to the nonprofit field. Specifically, her experience in development ranges from grant writing and private donor acquisition to marketing and social media. Her … Read More

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Moving Margins For LGBTQ Youth

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and Legal Aid Society of Orange County Hosts Training to Build Awareness and Skills for Professionals in the Child Welfare System   On Jan 12-13th Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) and Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOCBA) co hosted, “Moving the Margins; Curriculum for Child Welfare Services with … Read More

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR EITC? GET IT, AND GET IT RIGHT

Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it. January 30, 2015, marks EITC Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC. EITC is 40 years old this year, and for … Read More

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Engaging Law Students For a Future in Civil Legal Aid

In January, the University of Florida Levin College of Law will be hosting a Spring Boot Camp to provide their law students with tools and information that will serve them well in their next step – securing a job. The event is filled with guest speakers from around the state who will participate in a … Read More

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CLSMF Serving Veterans and Their Families: A Fresh Start for Ronald

U.S. Army Veteran Ronald Amador served as a Combat Medic in Iraq and Afghanistan for years. When he came to CLSMF, he was suffering from severe PTSD which had led to suicide attempts, involuntary hospitalizations, substance abuse, and ultimately homelessness. It wasn’t until Ronald sought help with the Veterans Advocacy Unit at CLSMF that his … Read More

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Local Tax Professionals Meet with IRS

Keeping Up-to-Date with Tax Laws Affecting Taxpayers Sandra V. Piquet, Enrolled Agent of the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, recently attended the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Forum held in Orlando. The nationally recognized forum is sponsored by the IRS to provide advanced training and hands-on workshops on taxation. Many local area … Read More

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The Seminole County Housing Authority to Open Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List for first time since 2007

September 5, 2014—The Seminole County Housing Authority announces it will be accepting applications online for its Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, October 6, 2014 until 12:00 pm on Friday, October 10, 2014.  Applications must be submitted online at www.waitlistcheck.com/FL1736. To better serve applicants and to make the application process … Read More

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First Steps to Creating Inclusive Communities: Educate, Engage, Motivate

First Annual Statewide Fair Housing Summit Focused on Approaches to Creating Inclusive Communities for Diverse Abilities and Cultures In commemorating National Fair Housing Month, civil rights, nonprofit and government agencies came together to hold the first annual statewide Florida Fair Housing Summit. The event attracted over 300 participants including government administrators, housing providers, property managers, … Read More

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