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Our History

Our History

CLSMF was originally founded in 1966 as Volusia County Legal Services. Since 2004, CLSMF has grown to provide civil legal assistance to residents of Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties, making us one of the largest nonprofit law firms in the state. This expansion enhanced our vision for CLSMF, creating a cohesive regional law firm with the capacity to engage in high-impact litigation for the benefit of low-income persons, minorities, veterans, and the elderly in Central Florida.

Who funds us?

The primary sources of funding for CLSMF are the Legal Services Corporation, The Florida Bar Foundation, United Way of Marion County, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), individual donors, law firms, businesses and state and local governments. Click here to learn more about how you can support CLSMF.