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The threat Trump poses that gets almost no attention

On Monday July 3, 2017, The Washington Post opinion writer Catherine Rampell published an article titled “The threat Trump poses that gets almost no attention.” With several hot button issues highlighted in the media recently, this article served as a timely effort to showcase the issues revolving around funding for legal services organizations, like Community Legal Services … Read More

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CLSMF Utilizes New Technology to Engage Pro Bono Attorneys Statewide

CLSMF is continuously working to expand its reach in the community. With the implementation of a new program, pro bono attorneys can now choose cases through an interactive website called Florida Pro Bono Matters (floridaprobonomatters.org). The website is expected to increase the accessibility and convenience for CLSMF pro bono attorneys taking on new cases. With … Read More

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Law clinic helps homeless with civil situations

When Ray McNeal, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida board member and volunteer, saw a need to bring legal aid to the homeless he connected his church, First United Methodist’s Family Life Center, and our nonprofit law firm to accomplish the task. The need for legal aid greatly outweighs the resources available. Hosting legal clinics like … Read More

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CLSMF Children’s Rights Case in the News

On April 26, 2017 Channel 9 reporter Nancy Alvarez interviewed CLSMF Children’s Rights Unit Leader Dr. Katie Kelly and her client Mr. Anderson. The story, as most Children’s Rights cases are, is a very sad one. Moreover, it draws attention to the Volusia County school district for not heading warnings about a member of their staff who … Read More

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Legal aid keeps courts accessible

The Daytona Beach News Journal published an op-ed written by CLSMF Executive Director Kimberly Sanchez. Read the full article. “We are able to take the types of cases that private attorneys cannot take, helping the vast numbers of individuals forced to represent themselves in court. Without equal access to justice, democracy cannot be upheld. CLSMF … Read More

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CLSMF Opens New Office in Spring Hill

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), will be opening doors to an office in Spring Hill in an effort to increase their reach in the Hernando County area. The new office, located at 12595 Spring Hill Drive, is tentatively scheduled to begin assisting clients by appointment only starting the week of March 13, 2017. Clients … Read More

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WFTV Channel 9 News Coverage of CLSMF Children’s Rights Unit

9 Investigates: Volusia County parents up in arms, say autistic children treated like criminals Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida reached out to WFTV Channel 9 to share a disturbing trend we have encountered in our Volusia County school system where children with disabilities are being handed over to law enforcement instead of implementing and following … Read More

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