News & Updates

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CLSMF Opens New Office in Spring Hill

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), will be opening doors to an office in Spring Hill in an effort to increase their reach in the Hernando County area. The new office, located at 12595 Spring Hill Drive, is tentatively scheduled to begin assisting clients by appointment only starting the week of March 13, 2017. Clients … Read More

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WFTV Channel 9 News Coverage of CLSMF Children’s Rights Unit

9 Investigates: Volusia County parents up in arms, say autistic children treated like criminals Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida reached out to WFTV Channel 9 to share a disturbing trend we have encountered in our Volusia County school system where children with disabilities are being handed over to law enforcement instead of implementing and following … Read More

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CLSMF Pro Bono Attorney to be Honored at Supreme Court of Florida

The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Among the honorees is Samuel Pennington, with the 5th Judicial Circuit, which includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. Pennington joined the pro bono panel of … Read More

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Volusia-Flagler Pro Bono Awards Reception Highlights

Honoring pro bono attorneys on the East coast of Florida for their dedication to increasing access to justice for CLSMF clients. For photos of the event visit us on Facebook On December 2nd, CLSMF hosted the first annual Volusia-Flagler Pro Bono Awards Reception out the Daytona Beach branch office. The event, sponsored by Brown and … Read More

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Meet the CLSMF Helpline!

Watch this short video and learn a little bit more about the innovative CLSMF Helpline. To receive legal services from the Helpline please call 1-800-405-1417 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

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‘Legal incubator’ to induce profitability

Program will teach lawyers how to make a living serving the middle and the lower middle class Read the full article by Gary Blankenship Senior Editor, The Florida Bar News Money can be made; lawyers can find work; and clients now without legal representation can be helped using available technology. The Florida Bar hopes to put … Read More

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CLSMF Receives Grant to Launch Florida Legal Services Open Referral Initiative

The Legal Services Corporation announced yesterday that Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida will receive $139,200 through the Technology Initiative Grants program to launch Florida Legal Services Open Referral Initiative, a project seeking to improve community services referrals. The Technology Initiative Grants program supports legal aid organizations to develop and replicate technologies that improve efficiency and … Read More

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Food Assistance Replacement Due to Hurricane Matthew

Many people have been asking about Food Assistance Replacement due to spoilage caused by damage or power outages from Hurricane Matthew. Below is the most recent information from the State concerning the procedure. The referenced form can be found here. Current food assistance recipients who experience food loss due to spoilage because of damage or … Read More

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