Welcome to Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
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• Are you behind in your homeowners’ or condo association fees?
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What is Community Legal Services?
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is the oldest and largest provider of free legal aid for low to moderate income residents in Central Florida. Serving 12 counties (Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter & Volusia), our team of talented attorneys, paralegals and advocates help our clients obtain the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care, safety and education.
In 2012, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida:
• Handled over 9,400 cases that helped over 20,000 people – 9,000 of those helped are children;
• Handled over 2,500 housing related cases including helping individuals and their families stay in their homes;
• Provided family law assistance in 4,500 cases - 1,600 involving victims of domestic violence;
• Helped over 700 veterans live with dignity and respect;
• Helped over 1,500 seniors with a wide range of issues including elder abuse and fraud.
A Message from the Executive Director
Justice wasn’t meant for just some Americans. Justice was meant for all. This is why Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. (CLSMF) is here.
CLSMF helps people solve problems that profoundly impact their day-to-day lives. We assist the elderly victim of consumer scams regain lost funds; we help domestic violence victims and their children break free from abuse; we work to ensure that the family living in poor conditions obtains decent housing.
CLSMF also works to attain proper education for children with special needs. We assist those moving forward from welfare to work so that lost benefits do not interfere with their progress toward independence. We help the veteran who has been denied Social Security benefits, funds which may mean the difference between having a place to sleep or homelessness. The most vulnerable in our society not only reach the doors of justice, but walk through with our help.
Our talented and dedicated staff is, of course, the key to this process. Serving twelve counties, we work to “put justice in everyone’s reach” by providing high quality legal assistance to low-income people in civil (non-criminal) matters. Each office has a managing attorney, staff attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and highly qualified administrative and support staff members. If you are in need of legal services, seeking legal information, searching for ways to volunteer, wanting to help our cause by donating, or if you are simply interested in learning about the work we do, look around our web site and/or give us a call.
William H. Abbuehl