Press Release

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CLSMF: Helping Clients with Emotional Support Animals

Odette, a hearing impaired Sanford resident, faced the possibility of losing her emotional support animal when city coding found out she had a pig. Molly, who is a small pig, helps Odette with her anxiety and is a source of comfort and safety. Unfortunately, farm animals are not allowed in Sanford city limits. When a … Read More

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New Resource for Veterans

CLSMF Veterans Advocacy Project and the Office of the Public Defenders, 9th Circuit  have partnered to provide a new resource for veterans in Central Florida. A website dedicated to maintaining the most up-to-date information regarding veteran issues is a useful tool for those seeking help but do not yet know where to begin. With her … Read More

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Local Artist Shows Love for Orlando

    The wake of the Pulse nightclub event brought in a wave of love and support to create unity in a time of tragedy. As many other organizations, CLSMF rose up to provide support in anyway it could. One demonstration of the dedication it has to the community, which for this organization expands across 12 … Read More

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Resources for victims or volunteers

In the wake of the tragic events that took place in Orlando on July 12th, CLSMF is offering support to our community by gathering resources for those directly impacted and those who want to help. If you have any resources that you would like to add please send them to [email protected] Companion Dogs Offer Support … Read More

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Building Hope for Veterans

It has been a long journey for Gulf War veteran Mario Figueroa. After three years battling for his benefits with the VA alongside CLSMF Veterans Advocacy Project attorney Chirsite Bhageloe, Mario was finally awarded 70% service-related disability rating in July 2015. The hard-working single father was so relieved that he would now be able to better care for his … Read More

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CLSMF Attorneys Appointed to The Florida Bar Standing Committees

Every year members of The Florida Bar are invited to become involved in activities of the standing committees. These various volunteer groups do much of the work of The Florida Bar. In addition to the Board of Governors committees, special committees are appointed to study and make recommendations in response to issues of significance to … Read More

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Paving the way for young public interest lawyers

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida in collaboration with Stetson University College of Law have initiated efforts to that will help graduates hit the ground running after law school. The three month fellowship program allows recent grads to work part time to enhance their skills and harness their enthusiasm for putting their knowledge of the law to good use. This partnership provides an … Read More

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CLSMF Launches New Helpline

CLSMF Helpline 1-800-405-1417 Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida has invested the additional resources received this year from Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in an innovative project to increase access to justice. In an ongoing effort to provide high quality legal services to low income clients and meet the growing demand for legal aid in Central Florida, we have redesigned the way we handle … Read More

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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