News & Updates

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CLSMF receives two HUD awards

On Tuesday January 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it is awarding $37 million in the fight to end housing discrimination under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). More than 150 fair housing organizations nationwide will benefit from the grants and use the funding to challenge violations of the Fair Housing Act.  Community … Read More

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Informational Videos Released

CLSMF has released four informational videos on topics that are most common for our clients. These videos are intended to reach audiences who need legal help, but do not know where to start. In 2018, CLSMF will work on expanding the production of these informational videos to cover a variety of topics that the public … Read More

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Maria Evacuees in Florida: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICAID

Maria Evacuees in Florida: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICAID Can I get help for medical care? Yes. In Florida, Medicaid provides medical coverage for low-income individuals and families, including persons who evacuate to Florida because of Hurricane Maria. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) determines eligibility for Medicaid. How do I … Read More

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CLSMF Mobile Helpline Offers Unique Pro Bono Opportunities

              As Alexander Graham Bell, “father” of the telephone once stated, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” Now, 51,731 days after the patent of the telephone, we are recognizing National Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2017 (October 23-28) with a new take on pro bono: … Read More

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