News & Updates

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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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Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer

New York Times article by Shaila Dewan on Aug. 28, 2014 The rising demand for, and tight supply of, apartments means landlords can now afford to be more exacting in their standards, if not outright aggressive in replacing renters with those who can pay more. In the second quarter of this year, the rental vacancy rate sunk to … Read More

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Citizenship questions threaten ACA coverage

Orlando Sentinel news article by Scott Powers Thousands of Floridians who signed up for Obamacare health insurance might have citizenship or immigration issues that require them to file additional paperwork by Sept. 5, federal officials announced. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began sending “last-chance” notices last week to Affordable Care Act insurance customers in cases … Read More

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Save the Date – Jazz for Justice 2014

Join us for an evening of music, spirits and camaraderie on October 1st  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leu Gardens as we honor attorneys from the Volunteer Lawyers Project who have gone the extra mile in bringing justice to Central Florida. Members of the judiciary will be presenting pro bono awards to these attorneys who have given of their … Read More

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When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure

Medical and legal professionals across the country are coming together to provide a full rage of services to patients whose needs go beyond what can be treated in a hospital. Read the article by Tina Rosenberg in the New York Times Opinionator “Fixes” blog from July 17, 2014 that provides clear examples of how these partnerships have … Read More

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Editorial: Shortchanging legal aid — again

Read the full editorial in the Ocala Star Banner on Governor Scott’s veto of legal aid funding With his fourth veto of state funding for legal aid organizations, Gov. Rick Scott thumbed his nose at the Legislature and low-income Floridians who can’t afford to hire a lawyer in civil cases involving foreclosures, child custody and … Read More

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Importance of Medical Legal Partnerships

A medical legal partnership (MLP) has the potential to tackle systemic health problems that plague the most vulnerable residents of our communities. Specifically, MLP’s present the opportunity to integrate the experience and expertise of legal and healthcare professionals in an effort to identify and combat health-harming social and legal agents (poor living conditions, threats of … Read More

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VA DELAYS HAVE DEVASTATING IMPACT

CLSMF’s Executive director, William Abbuehl, responds to the VA healthcare scandal and points out that this is only the tip of the ice berg. “Recent reports of death, due to the delays in health care attention and outrageous waits at Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals, are shocking and unacceptable. Unfortunately, it is just one dimension … Read More

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th

From the Office on Violence Against Women Blog Every year on June 15, communities around the world come together on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) to promote understanding and increase awareness about the abuse and neglect experienced by millions of older adults each year. Commemorating WEAAD is an opportunity for those of us working … Read More

Jimmy Davis
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Jimmy Davis


The Law Offices of Jimmy Allen Davis

Volunteer attorney Jimmy Davis was admitted to the Florida Bar in October, 2012. He began volunteering with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) in January, 2013. Since his involvement with CLSMF’s Volunteer Lawyers Project he has provided legal advice, pro se assistance and full representation to 122 clients with housing and other issues. In 2013 Jimmy received … Read More

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