News & Updates

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A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates

The New York Times article published November 21, 2014 “A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates” by Erik Eckholm and Ian Lovett sheds light on the ever-growing need of civil legal aid for low income people across the country. Free legal assistance in noncriminal cases is rare and growing rarer. A recent … 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

Timothy Allen Moran
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Timothy Allen Moran


The Law Office of Timothy A. Moran

Timothy Allen Moran is a superstar in the pro bono world.  In May 2009, he contacted CLSMF’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, and said he was interested in helping low-income clients facing foreclosure. He was referred to the Housing Unit managing attorney, who provided him with foreclosure defense litigation training. Since he completed his training, he has … Read More

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CLSMF Family Law Attorney Weighs in on Recent Marion County Tragedy

On Monday afternoon a domestic violence victim and her mother were fatally shot in Marion County by the victim’s boyfriend who she lived with. This incident happened after an argument ensued Saturday between the victim and the attacker. In the Ocala Star Banner article covering the unfortunate event, several specialist of their fields weighed in … Read More

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Cobb Cole Donates to CLSMF to Help the Neediest of the Central Florida Community Attain Access to Justice

Top ranked Central Florida law firm Cobb Cole joined the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s (CLSMF) Sustaining Law Firm campaign by donating $5,600 to support their work to provide legal aid in Central Florida. The donation is the largest Sustaining Law Firm contribution received by a regional firm through this campaign to date. The funds … Read More

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MSNBC Reports: HUD Settles Discriminatory Maternity Lending

MSNBC Morning Joe Segment: HUD Settles Discriminatory Maternity Lending Watch the interview with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Julian Castro where he discusses maternity leave lending discrimination practices by major national lending companies.  http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/hud-settles-discriminatory-maternity-lending-339484739596 

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A Victory for Renters’ Rights

Aloha Mobile Home Park is one of the many unjust situations for low-income renters that the Affordable Housing Project has fought to change over the last 7 years. This unique CLSMF project has become a vehicle for preserving existing affordable housing and creating new units for low-income families in Central Florida. Aloha Mobile Home Park … Read More

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2014 Jazz for Justice Highlights

On October 1st, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) hosted its signature event, Jazz for Justice at Leu Gardens in downtown Orlando. Scott Maxwell, renowned columnist of the Orlando Sentinel, emceed the event as over 200 guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and great jazz music. The evening featured a unique award ceremony in honor of pro bono … Read More

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