News & Updates


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


Community With A Heart underway for year

Often times, it’s the little things taken for granted by most that make a world of difference to others. Just being able to make one trip to or from the family car may seem small, but for Gabriella and Alonzo Dominguez of Ocala, the trip required a bit of logistics to transport their son Xavier … Read More

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