News & Updates

/

A Roaring Good Time at CLSMF’s 2018 Justice Gala

On May 18th, many gents and dolls joined CLSMF for the Roaring 20’s Justice Gala at the Orange County Regional History Center. Guests enjoyed the swinging tunes of the Z Street Speakeasy Band, delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres and kickin’ cocktails.    

/

2018 Spring Newsletter

Check out what CLSMF has been up to this first quarter of 2018. To view full screen, click the bottom right square in the image below.

/

CLSMF Receives Over $326,000 to Assist in Expansion of Service Delivery

Recently CLSMF, the largest provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, received over $326,000 as a cy pres award from a class action litigation benefiting consumers. These funds will be used to increase direct services including expansion of the organization’s innovative helpline which provides callers a direct line to an attorney for legal service … Read More

/

Health + Legal Care: Rx for Better Health Outcomes

Last year, CLSMF CEO Kimberly Sanchez sought funding from The Florida Bar Foundation to initiate a Statewide Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) program to improve the well-being of people and communities by leading health, public health, and legal sectors in an integrated, upstream approach to combating health-harming social conditions. This program embeds lawyers and paralegals alongside health … Read More

/

Future Lawyers: UF Alternative Spring Break 2018

During the week of March 5, 2018 seven law school students from the University of Florida traded in swim suits for business suits to join CLSMF during the University of Florida Law School Alternative Spring Break. This annual tradition invites law school students to spend their spring break at a legal aid organization to learn … Read More

/

Community Economic Development Project

Florida Community Development Legal (FCDL) is the result of several wheels turning in the same direction, that are now spinning together.  In July 2017, the Florida Bar Foundation (FBF) initiated a strategic reset to prioritize grant funding for high impact collaborative efforts. At the same time, both Shahrzad Emami (Director of the Affordable Housing Project … Read More

/

CLSMF Teams Up with Upsolve

We are taught that we should live within our means, saving for the future is important, and budgeting is essential to financial security. However, sometimes life throws a curve ball impossible to dodge. When this happens, expenses accumulate, leaving those facing hardships buried underneath a mountain of debt. The weight of this mountain may seem … Read More

/

Ban lifted on Deltona boy with autism

A Deltona boy with autism was banned from Votran’s Gold Service, a bus for individuals with disabilities, after reports claimed he made inappropriate remarks to a 16-year-old girl. The child’s family was assisted by CLSMF supervising attorney, Dr. Katie Kelly. After meeting with decision makers and concluding that the allegations were unfounded, the ban has … Read More

Page 1 of 1812345...10...Last »