Press Release

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Day With Santa a Hit with the Kids!

Throughout December, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) conducted a toy drive for the The Farmworker Association of Florida (FMAF) in Pierson, Florida. Pierson is a fern and citrus farming community with a large population of low-income immigrant workers that are also supporting their families. These families utilize the FWAF to meet basic needs such … Read More

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Inaugural Jazz for Justice Marks a New Tradition for Central Florida

On October 29th, 2013, over 150 attorneys, judges, representatives of local businesses and others gathered at Leu Gardens for the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s (CLSMF) inaugural Jazz for Justice event. The event was held to raise funds for CLSMF and to honor local attorneys who have provided outstanding pro bono legal services to the … Read More

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Free Mortgage Assistance Event for Struggling Homeowners

Legal Aid Lawyers, Fannie Mae Representatives, HUD Housing Counselors, Bank Representatives and Florida HHF Advisors Team Up to Help Those Hardest Hit by Mortgage Crisis (Deltona, FL) Community Legal Services of Mid Florida (CLSMF) is working with Fannie Mae and the City of Deltona, to provide Florida homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments an opportunity … Read More

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David Rodziewicz named Volusia County Bono Attorney of the Year

On October 11, 2013, attorney David Rodziewicz was named Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Pro Bono Attorney of the year during the Volusia County Bar Association Annual meeting. His award was presented by Chief Judge Terrence Perkins and Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis. From July1, 2013 through June 30, 2013, Mr. Rodziewicz provided more … Read More

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Learn the 3 R’s of Your Credit Report Workshop

Do you know the 3 R’s of your credit report? Learn how to request, read and repair it! Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is partnering with the City of Orlando, Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Burke Harvey & Frankowski LLC to host a free credit report workshop. The event will take place Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. … Read More

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CLSMF Receives Grant From HUD to Fight Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has awarded $38.3 million to 95 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia in an effort to reduce housing discrimination. Funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), these grants will help enforce the Fair Housing … Read More

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Panel Brings Together Orlando Leaders

On September 18th, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) hosted a panel presentation featuring community leaders who explored how to incorporate pro bono into a law firm business model. The event was a great success and an inspiration for attorneys looking for ways to use their legal skills to help the community. Special thanks to … Read More

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Baker Donelson Partners with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida to Provide Free Legal Clinic for Veterans

Baker Donelson, one of the region’s largest and most respected law firms, and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), Central Florida’s largest provider of free legal services to the poor, are teaming up to help veterans prepare wills and advance directives for free.This free Veterans Wills Clinic will be held on October 30, 2013 from … Read More

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