Cy Pres and Court Settlement Awards
Cy Pres (French for “as close as possible”) Awards can have an exponential impact on families in our communities. Distributing the residual funds of a class action suit to Community Legal Services creates lasting change for Central Florida communities.
Community Legal Services provides no-cost legal services to the most vulnerable in Central Florida, and helps them protect their families, health, and livelihood. Serving 12 counties in the mid-section of Florida, we work for our clients with passion and empower them to achieve a positive result, and a new future. People like Oliver…
Oliver spent months working with the VA to address his health. After numerous calls, visits, denials and even filing an appeal to the VA decision on his own, he sought help from Community Legal Services. He connected with one of our staff lawyers and finally received the medication he needs to breathe and sleep normally.
“My attorney is the cure from heaven… He worked for me, and I got the medicine I needed… He was the only one who listened to me… I am still alive and walking around thanks to him.”
Oliver is just one example of how Community Legal Services fights for our veterans, citizens, and families. For every dollar Community Legal Services receives in donations, we provide $1.63 back to the community. A great investment with great outcomes.
To direct a Cy Pres Award to Community Legal Services, contact our development and fundraising office by calling 407-480-4510 or email [email protected].
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is a nonprofit organization recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c) (3). Federal Tax ID is #59-1156260. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES OF MID-FLORIDA, A FLORIDA-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION, (REGISTRATION NO. CH76) MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE AT https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services
Our mission is to provide no-cost legal services to the most vulnerable in Central Florida and help them protect their families, health, and livelihood.