News & Updates

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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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CLSMF Now Taking Bids for Branding and Awareness Project

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) has begun its search for a professional marketing and public relations agency with the expertise and experience to develop and implement a brand strategy that incorporates an effective promotion, communication and awareness plan. The agency will be expected to conduct market research to determine a sound brand approach that … Read More

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Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam

Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam ~ Beware of aggressive callers posing as senior service providers~ The Department of Elder Affairs is warning Florida residents to watch out for scam artists who are allegedly making calls pretending to be the Department or an organization they refer to as Senior Services. These callers are … Read More

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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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