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Orlando United Free Workshop and Wills Clinics Benefit Pulse Survivors, Their Families and the Community at Large

The Central Florida Legal Community Joins Forces to Provide Free Education Workshops and Legal Advice Clinics to Complete Simple Wills and Advance Directives for Participants In unity with the Orlando communities affected by the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida in partnership with Orlando Health, Akerman LLP, The Florida Bar Foundation and … Read More

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Cobb Cole becomes largest CLSMF Sustaining Law Firm Donor

For the third year in a row, top ranked Central Florida law firm Cobb Cole joined the CLSMF’s Sustaining Law Firm campaign to further access to justice in Central Florida. This year their donation totaled $6,300. The contribution is the largest Sustaining Law Firm gift received through this campaign to date. Over their long-standing relationship with CLSMF, … Read More

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Save the Date! Pro Bono Awards Breakfast

  Please join us October 14, 2016 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. at Leu Gardens in Orlando as we honor attorneys in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties who have volunteered their time as part of CLSMF’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. The Pro Bono Awards Breakfast is a free event for all guests, however an RSVP is required. To reserve your … Read More

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CLSMF: Helping Clients with Emotional Support Animals

Odette, a hearing impaired Sanford resident, faced the possibility of losing her emotional support animal when city coding found out she had a pig. Molly, who is a small pig, helps Odette with her anxiety and is a source of comfort and safety. Unfortunately, farm animals are not allowed in Sanford city limits. When a … Read More

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13th Annual Back to School Bash Ocala

OCALA — Students and parents jammed the E.D. Croskey Center in northwest Ocala on Saturday for the 13th Back to School Bash. For sisters Erika Warren and Gina Hamilton — with 15 children, ages one month to 14 in one household — the event was a welcome relief in their back-to-school preparations. “This is a … Read More

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New Resource for Veterans

CLSMF Veterans Advocacy Project and the Office of the Public Defenders, 9th Circuit  have partnered to provide a new resource for veterans in Central Florida. A website dedicated to maintaining the most up-to-date information regarding veteran issues is a useful tool for those seeking help but do not yet know where to begin. With her … Read More

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Local Artist Shows Love for Orlando

    The wake of the Pulse nightclub event brought in a wave of love and support to create unity in a time of tragedy. As many other organizations, CLSMF rose up to provide support in anyway it could. One demonstration of the dedication it has to the community, which for this organization expands across 12 … Read More

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Resources for victims or volunteers

In the wake of the tragic events that took place in Orlando on July 12th, CLSMF is offering support to our community by gathering resources for those directly impacted and those who want to help. If you have any resources that you would like to add please send them to kimberlya@clsmf.org. Companion Dogs Offer Support … Read More

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Local attorney donates 250 hours to low-income clients

Matthew J. McHugh, Esq., was presented the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award in recognition of his work and commitment to increasing access to justice in Citrus County. CLSMF is a nonprofit law firm providing free legal assistance and advocacy to help low- and moderate-income people obtain … Read More

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Workshops set to help seniors with financial scams

City Commissioner Troy Kent told a story at a recent commission meeting of a senior woman who realized when she had been scammed. She received a call saying there were “questionable things” going on with her computer. The caller said if she didn’t pay some money, the authorities would come to arrest her. She knew … Read More

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