Who We Are
What is Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida?
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is a full service civil legal aid law firm that promotes equal access to justice, which is a core American value. Approximately 50-80% of low-income Americans’ legal needs go unmet. CLSMF provides professional legal aid to help low-income people protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. We make it easier for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised Central Floridians to access legal information, gain legal assistance and representation, and to understand their rights.
CLSMF attorneys and advocates can help solve legal issues related to consumer protection, debt and creditors, family law, children and education, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, health and income-related benefits, housing, and veterans’ benefits. Every year, we help thousands of Central Floridians obtain and maintain the basic necessities of life, including: food, shelter, health care, safety, and education.
Nearly one million people in Central Florida qualify for CLSMF’s services. Our lawyers, paralegals, and advocates provide free legal aid, helping more than 20,000 people in Central Florida each year. We help low-income people resolve urgent, non-criminal legal problems that make a difference in their everyday lives, such as protecting the elderly from unlawful evictions, making sure women and children are protected from violence in their homes, and helping veterans receive financial benefits they have earned and need.
Our mission: To provide access to justice through high quality legal assistance to low-income persons.
Where are we located?
CLSMF has approximately 100 staff including lawyers, advocates, and support staff who work in 11 offices serving 12 counties in Central Florida: Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. Click here for directions to each of our offices.