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Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida and Southern Legal Counsel Protecting First Amendment Rights

The Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida (LACCF), CLSMF’s sister organization, has partnered with the Southern Legal Counsel to protect the first amendment rights of residents in Southern Florida to express political messages by distributing food to the homeless. Read more in the The Nation article The City That Outlawed Free Food by Michelle Chen. Fort Lauderdale’s ordinance restricting food distribution … Read More


Ocala attorney Richard Perry to be recognized for pro bono work

This Ocala Star Banner article reports on the achievement of attorney Richard Perry who will be recognized for the pro bono work he does through the CLSMF’s Volunteer Lawyers Project: He has done pro bono work for clients with mental illness, hearing impairment problems, limited education, and drug and alcohol addictions. Perry said some clients have been professionals, such as an … Read More


Gov. Scott’s VA Nursing Home Funding Could Be Better Spent on Preventative Services Like Legal Aid

CLSMF’s Veterans Project Manager Christie Bhageloe, featured in an article by 90.7 WFME  Public Radio, recognizes the proposed benefits to additional VA nursing homes, but points out that more money should really be dedicated to preventative services like those CLSMF offers clients which could keep them in their homes. Bhagelow gives legal help to veterans in … Read More


CLSMF clinics focus on expunging juvenile records

CLSMF’s Juvenile Expunction Clinics are helping youths who have successfully completed a diversion program remove the arrest from their records. This service can make a huge difference in the lives of juveniles across Central Florida. The clinic has made news in the Ocala Star Banner article published January 23, 2015: Not long ago, Deion Laird was arrested for … Read More


Florida should improve access to justice

Daytona Beach News-Journal Florida Voices article discusses the need to improve access to justice in Florida and what is being done to ensure this happens. Think of the civil legal matters that could threaten to tear apart your life: divorce, child custody, foreclosure, a landlord-tenant dispute. Then realize that many people are thrown into these … Read More


Increase attorneys’ dues for legal aid

Daytona Beach News-Journal article discusses the need for increased attorney Bar dues to help fund legal aids in Florida such as CLSMF that serve the needs of those who cannot afford attorneys. “Two people show up to a fight. One’s armed with a baseball bat. The other carries a feather duster. What’s likely to happen? That … Read More


Scott Maxwell in Orlando Life Magazine

Scott Maxwell was recently put under the spotlight by Orlando Life Magazine in an article titled “Maxwell’s Smarts: The Sentinel’s Flagship Columnist Knows How to Navigate” by Michael McLeod. The article is  a great piece allowing us a peek into Maxwell’s life  portraying him as more than just a columnist, but a man who is truly dedicated … Read More


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


Need a Doctor? This Anti-Poverty Program Will Get You a Lawyer, Too

NBC News article by Seth Freed Wessler and Kat Aaron published December 14, 2014. Read the whole article “In the last two decades, a growing group of legal services agencies have been paying closer attention to the connections between illness and poverty, and dedicating resources to what they call medical-legal partnerships. The programs station lawyers inside of hospitals … Read More

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