Press Release


CLSMF Pro Bono Attorney United Way’s Volunteer of the Year

CLSMF's Volunteer Lawyers Project

Congratulations to CLSMF Pro Bono Attorney Jimmy Allen Davis, the recipient of the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties and Brighthouse Networks Adult Volunteer of the Year award. Jimmy was presented with his award at the annual volunteers’ luncheon at the Shores Resort in Daytona Beach Shores on April 23. Jimmy was admitted to the Florida Bar in October, 2012 and has … Read More


Statewide Fair Housing Summit to be Held in Orlando

Annual Event to Focus on Building Sustainable and Diverse Communities April is Fair Housing Month, and to commemorate the 1968 passage of the federal Fair Housing Act—which prohibits discrimination in housing—civil rights, nonprofit and government agencies, will come together to sponsor the Florida Fair Housing Summit in Orlando on Friday, April 24, 2015. The event … Read More


Moving Margins for LGBTQ Youth

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) and Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOCBA) co-hosted, “Moving the Margins; Curriculum for Child Welfare Services with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth (LGBTQ) in Out of Home Care.” The training was led by M. Currey Cook, Esq., National Director for the Youth in Out of Home … Read More


CLSMF Welcomes New Resource Development Manager

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is pleased to welcome Valynn Sala-Diakanda as our new Resource Development Manager. Valynn brings more than 8 years of corporate management, public speaking, research and writing experience to the nonprofit field. Specifically, her experience in development ranges from grant writing and private donor acquisition to marketing and social media. Her … Read More


Moving Margins For LGBTQ Youth

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and Legal Aid Society of Orange County Hosts Training to Build Awareness and Skills for Professionals in the Child Welfare System   On Jan 12-13th Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) and Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOCBA) co hosted, “Moving the Margins; Curriculum for Child Welfare Services with … Read More



Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it. January 30, 2015, marks EITC Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC. EITC is 40 years old this year, and for … Read More


Engaging Law Students For a Future in Civil Legal Aid

In January, the University of Florida Levin College of Law will be hosting a Spring Boot Camp to provide their law students with tools and information that will serve them well in their next step – securing a job. The event is filled with guest speakers from around the state who will participate in a … Read More


CLSMF Serving Veterans and Their Families: A Fresh Start for Ronald

U.S. Army Veteran Ronald Amador served as a Combat Medic in Iraq and Afghanistan for years. When he came to CLSMF, he was suffering from severe PTSD which had led to suicide attempts, involuntary hospitalizations, substance abuse, and ultimately homelessness. It wasn’t until Ronald sought help with the Veterans Advocacy Unit at CLSMF that his … Read More

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