News & Updates


CLSMF Launches New Helpline

CLSMF Helpline 1-800-405-1417 Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida has invested the additional resources received this year from Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in an innovative project to increase access to justice. In an ongoing effort to provide high quality legal services to low income clients and meet the growing demand for legal aid in Central Florida, we have redesigned the way we handle … Read More


CLSMF Ranks as One of The Best Nonprofits to Work in Nation

2016 marks the fifth consecutive year Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) has been named by The NonProfit Times as one of the top places to work in the United States. CLSMF ranked at number 24 in medium-sized nonprofit organizations (50-249 employees) and placed in the top 50 best workplaces nationwide at number 47. It is also noted that … Read More


Staving Off Eviction

NPR Special Series on Eviction Low-Income Renters Squeezed Between Too-High Rents And Subpar Housing March 30, 2016 • Tenants often stop paying rent to force the repair of poor conditions in the only housing they can afford. But landlords say can’t fix the problems until they get the rent. It’s a vicious cycle.   Living … Read More


Fair Housing Summit Registration Now Open!

The 2016 Florida Fair Housing Summit: A Call to Advance Housing Rights and Opportunities registration is now open! The one-day event will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel. You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to learn about the latest housing trends! You can also participate … Read More


New clinic will help poor, homeless

When Ray McNeal volunteers at his church’s Tuesday morning homeless ministry, he occasionally finds himself fielding legal questions from the poor and homeless. Sometimes the people ask about landlord-tenant issues. They usually aren’t homeless, he said, but might be at risk of becoming so. Other times, the questions fall under immigration or family law. Before … Read More


Region needs an additional judge says Fla. Supreme Court

In its most modest certification in at least a decade, the Florida Supreme Court indicated a need for just one more circuit judge in the state this year. The high court annually submits its analysis of statewide caseloads to the Florida Legislature, which considers the findings when passing the state budget. Although recent years have … Read More

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