Sustaining Law Firm Campaign

BE A LEADER FOR JUSTICE 

You can fulfill your annual pro bono service goals (Florida Bar Rule 4.6-1) and become a partner in equal justice by making a contribution of $350 or more to Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida. If every attorney in your law firm donates, you can become a Sustaining Law Firm. By making a contribution, you are joining a valued group of supporters who are affirming that equal justice should be a reality for everyone in Central Florida, regardless of their income.

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Thank you to our 2016 Sustaining Law Firms and Partners in Justice

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Arago Law Firm

Archie O. Lowry Jr.

Arthur J. Grant Lacerte Jr.

Astrid de Parry P.A.

Babiarz Law Firm PA

Bonnie A. Berns P.A.

Bradley J Bradley, Attorney at Law

Bradshaw & Mountjoy

Brooke M. Gaffney

Burt & Burt

C. John De Salvo

Christy Franklin Harris

Cobb Cole

Colleen M. Duris, P.A.

Dahl Family Law Group

Daniel L. Hightower, P.A.

Daniel S. Wallace P.A.

Dean & Dean LLP

Donadio Law Office LLC

Gary L Summers

Harlan Lee Paul

Harold Oliver Southard

Hill and Ponton, P.A.

J. Herbert Williams P.A.

J.W. Chalkley III P.A.

Jack Tobias Cook

Jaime Quezon

Jay William Livingston

Jennifer Gardner Gillikin

Jonathan Wayne Shirley

Judith Elizabeth Koons

Kathryn Sydny Piscitelli

Kimball Kent Ross

Law Office of Anita R. Geraci P.A.

Law Office of Robert Ginsberg

Law Offices of Dorothy Clay Sims. P.A.

Law Offices of T. Richard Hagin

Melissa Cameron Miller

Michael Paul Kelton

Michael T. Gibson P.A.

Michelle Saber

Musleh Law Firm P.A.

Patricia R. Mueller P.A.

Philip E. Morgan III

Piccin Law Firm

Politis & Matovina, P.A.

Robert Marvin Steenbergh

Ron DeSantis

Rosemary Kuperberg

Rudnitsky Law Firm

Sandra Manjasek

Sean William Travis Smallwood

Stakenborg Law, PA

Susan Marie Silver

Teresa J. Thornton-Hill

Terrence Matthew White

The William Hodes Law Firm

Timothy Crayton Laubach

Troy Wallace Finnegan

Vasilaros Wagner

Warren E. Williams, P.A.

William J. Voges

Why Become a Sustaining Law Firm

Fulfill Your Pro Bono Requirement

Your firm will be able to report 100% compliance with The Florida Bar’s pro bono service requirement.

Help Your Community

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is the largest provider of free legal aid to low-income residents in Central Florida, helping more than 30,000 people annually. By guiding our clients through life’s obstacles, we give them the tools they need to participate fully in our society. Your support of CLSMF will help us to promote fairness and equality in the communities we serve, which in turn helps:

  • families in crisis to secure access to safety-net food and income programs;
  • seniors to regain control of their lives after abuse or financial exploitation;
  • low-income veterans to obtain (or appeal the denial of) service-related benefits;
  • victims of domestic violence to obtain safety and independence from abuse;
  • children with disabilities to obtain the educational services they need.
Be Recognized as a Leader in Central Florida

We will list your firm and provide a link to your law firm’s website prominently on our website which receives thousands of visitors each year. We will also recognize you on promotional materials and at our annual Jazz for Justice event.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What size or type of law firm can qualify as a Sustaining Law Firm?

Any size or type, including solo practitioners, corporate legal departments and small to large law firms.

What is the contribution requirement to become a Sustaining Law Firm?

Make a donation of $350 or more for each attorney in the firm practicing in Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties (CLSMF service area).

What do I report to the Florida Bar?

Florida Bar Rule 4.6-1 allows attorneys to meet the expectation that they render pro bono legal services to low-income residents by making a contribution of $350 or more to a qualifying organization, such as CLSMF. After becoming a Sustaining Law Firm, simply report that your firm has achieved 100% compliance with The Florida Bar’s pro bono service requirement.

Who can contribute?

Contributions can be made by individual attorneys, their employer or through a matching gift program.

Do I have to pay now?

No. Choose to pledge now and start receiving the benefits immediately. Full payment must be received by December 31st.

What are the other benefits of becoming a Sustaining Law Firm?

Sustaining Law Firms receive public recognition. In addition to being listed prominently on CLSMF’s website, you will be recognized in our promotional materials at our annual Jazz for Justice event.

How would a national or regional firm qualify?

The firm would qualify as a Sustaining Law Firm by contributing $350 for each attorney practicing in the 12-county service area for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida.

Can non-monetary commitments, such as pro bono hours, count towards the requirement to become a Sustaining Law Firm?

No. Qualification as a Sustaining Law Firm is based on financial support.

Do all monetary contributions count towards the requirement?

Yes. All contributions to the general fund, specific programs and United Way designations count.