News & Updates


CLSMF Talks MLP at FAFCC and NAFC Healthcare Conference

CLSMF CEO Kimberly Sanchez and Grace Medical Home CEO Stephanie Garris are on tour to talk about how doctors and lawyers working together can keep patients healthier. Both CEO’s have presented at the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (FAFCC) and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) annual conferences. Funded by a grant from the Florida Bar … Read More


Driver’s License Clinic Benefits Nearly 800 Locals

To most people, getting a driver’s license is a general inconvenience and when the process is over, the result is the ownership of a simple plastic card. However, to a person whose license has been revoked or suspended, the lack of that little plastic card can be a major impediment to their very livelihood. The … Read More


Legal Aid in Times of Need: EJW Disaster Relief Fellow Joins CLSMF

When most people think of legal aid and what it encompasses, they often think of assistance provided to victims of domestic violence, veterans, and the elderly. Most people are unaware of the critical role legal aid plays in communities after a natural disaster occurs. A natural disaster can destroy homes and displace families, leaving individuals … Read More


Breaking Free from the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Before her father contacted CLSMF, Ebony Townsend was one of many students caught in the downward spiral of the school-to-prison pipeline. In addition to suffering from learning disabilities that had gone unaddressed and being deaf in one ear, Ebony was also a victim of bullying. For years she had been taunted by other kids at … Read More


Celebrating 60 Years of Law Day

On May 1, 1958, President Eisenhower established Law Day to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America. Three years later, Congress followed suit by passing a joint resolution establishing May 1 as Law Day. The American Bar Association defines Law Day as: “A national day set aside to … Read More

/ to Reach New Heights

Homelessness has been identified as one of Central Florida’s leading challenges. According to the Council on Homelessness, in 2017 there were 2,074 homeless individuals in Central Florida. A news story on WFTV Channel 9 states, “Most of Central Florida’s chronically homeless population lives in downtown Orlando.” (“Arrests of Homeless People in Orlando,” 2017). To address … Read More


On The Air at the Equal Justice Conference

  In May 2018, CLSMF’s CEO, Kimberly Sanchez attended the Equal Justice Conference, a gathering of more than 1,000 social justice warriors sharing information and working together to provide access to justice for all. The event is co-hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the National … Read More


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.    


CLSMF on Citrus TV

CLSMF’s Consumer Unit assists clients with cases related to debt harassment, collection lawsuits and foreclosures. In April, CLSMF Consumer Staff Attorney, Angela Makley was invited to participate in an interview on Citrus Today, a local talk show which airs in Citrus County. As the interview took place during tax time, Angela spoke to the various … Read More