News & Updates

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CLSMF Pro Bono Attorney to be Honored at Supreme Court of Florida

The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Among the honorees is Samuel Pennington, with the 5th Judicial Circuit, which includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. Pennington joined the pro bono panel of … Read More

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Volusia-Flagler Pro Bono Awards Reception Highlights

Honoring pro bono attorneys on the East coast of Florida for their dedication to increasing access to justice for CLSMF clients. For photos of the event visit us on Facebook On December 2nd, CLSMF hosted the first annual Volusia-Flagler Pro Bono Awards Reception out the Daytona Beach branch office. The event, sponsored by Brown and … Read More

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Meet the CLSMF Helpline!

Watch this short video and learn a little bit more about the innovative CLSMF Helpline. To receive legal services from the Helpline please call 1-800-405-1417 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

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‘Legal incubator’ to induce profitability

Program will teach lawyers how to make a living serving the middle and the lower middle class Read the full article by Gary Blankenship Senior Editor, The Florida Bar News Money can be made; lawyers can find work; and clients now without legal representation can be helped using available technology. The Florida Bar hopes to put … Read More

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CLSMF Receives Grant to Launch Florida Legal Services Open Referral Initiative

The Legal Services Corporation announced yesterday that Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida will receive $139,200 through the Technology Initiative Grants program to launch Florida Legal Services Open Referral Initiative, a project seeking to improve community services referrals. The Technology Initiative Grants program supports legal aid organizations to develop and replicate technologies that improve efficiency and … Read More

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Food Assistance Replacement Due to Hurricane Matthew

Many people have been asking about Food Assistance Replacement due to spoilage caused by damage or power outages from Hurricane Matthew. Below is the most recent information from the State concerning the procedure. The referenced form can be found here. Current food assistance recipients who experience food loss due to spoilage because of damage or … Read More

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CLSMF Now Taking Bids for Branding and Awareness Project

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) has begun its search for a professional marketing and public relations agency with the expertise and experience to develop and implement a brand strategy that incorporates an effective promotion, communication and awareness plan. The agency will be expected to conduct market research to determine a sound brand approach that … Read More

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Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam

Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam ~ Beware of aggressive callers posing as senior service providers~ The Department of Elder Affairs is warning Florida residents to watch out for scam artists who are allegedly making calls pretending to be the Department or an organization they refer to as Senior Services. These callers are … Read More

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Orlando United Free Workshop and Wills Clinics Benefit Pulse Survivors, Their Families and the Community at Large

The Central Florida Legal Community Joins Forces to Provide Free Education Workshops and Legal Advice Clinics to Complete Simple Wills and Advance Directives for Participants In unity with the Orlando communities affected by the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida in partnership with Orlando Health, Akerman LLP, The Florida Bar Foundation and … Read More

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