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Importance of Medical Legal Partnerships

A medical legal partnership (MLP) has the potential to tackle systemic health problems that plague the most vulnerable residents of our communities. Specifically, MLP’s present the opportunity to integrate the experience and expertise of legal and healthcare professionals in an effort to identify and combat health-harming social and legal agents (poor living conditions, threats of … Read More

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VA DELAYS HAVE DEVASTATING IMPACT

CLSMF’s Executive director, William Abbuehl, responds to the VA healthcare scandal and points out that this is only the tip of the ice berg. “Recent reports of death, due to the delays in health care attention and outrageous waits at Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals, are shocking and unacceptable. Unfortunately, it is just one dimension … Read More

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th

From the Office on Violence Against Women Blog Every year on June 15, communities around the world come together on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) to promote understanding and increase awareness about the abuse and neglect experienced by millions of older adults each year. Commemorating WEAAD is an opportunity for those of us working … Read More

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Save the Date – Jazz for Justice 2014

Join us for an evening of music, spirits and camaraderie on October 1st  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leu Gardens as we honor attorneys from the Volunteer Lawyers Project who have gone the extra mile in bringing justice to Central Florida. Members of the judiciary will be presenting pro bono awards to these attorneys who have given of their … Read More

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Sanford/Seminole County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program accepting Pre-Applications Online

The Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) will accept pre-applications on-line for the Sanford/Seminole County Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program Waiting List. These Section 8 vouchers will provide housing assistance in Sanford/Seminole County, Florida. Beginning Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:00 mid-night and ending Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. … Read More

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Honoring Fair Housing

April is just around the corner so mark your calendars and get ready for national Fair Housing month!  Once again, CLSMF will be hosting the Fair Housing Summit. Fair Housing month provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the meaning of the Fair Housing Act: “…to eliminate housing discrimination and create equal opportunity … Read More

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This Season’s Best Gift: Peace of Mind

Do you remember a time in your life when you needed help? With the holiday season upon us, it is an ideal time to reflect and even express gratitude for family and friends who have been there for us as we have faced life’s challenges. But what would you do if you had nowhere to … Read More

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Jazz for Justice Tickets Now Available

Join us for an evening of music, spirits and camaraderie on October 29th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Leu Gardens as we honor attorneys from the Volunteer Lawyers Project who have gone the extra mile in bringing justice to Central Florida. Purchase your tickets online now  Tickets are $40 per person. During this special celebration, guests will … Read More

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Community Legal Services Named Top Place to Work

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida has been named for the third consecutive yearas one of the top places to work in Florida by Florida Trend for 2013. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) was also named by the Non Profit Times 2012 as one of the Top 50 Best Non Profit Companies to Work For.

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Children’s legal services in dire need of funding

Recently, the Florida Bar Foundation featured the work of CLSMF attorneys in Daytona Beach and highlighted the need to support CLSMF and other organizations that provide free legal services to families with special needs children.  Here in Central Florida, CLSMF is the only legal services organization with a program designed to provide the parents of special needs … Read More