Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is a nonprofit law firm striving to remove barriers to justice by empowering vulnerable communities through legal advocacy. As the primary provider of free legal aid for low to moderate income residents in Central Florida, we help individuals obtain the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care, safety, and education.
A new and improved online abuse reporting tool for the Florida Department of Children and Families Florida Abuse Hotline is now available. This new reporting tool is available to professionally-mandated reporters, as well as the general public, as an additional avenue to report suspected cases of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults.
The Florida State Guardianship Association is the premier statewide organization promoting and supporting excellence in the practice of guardianship and is the voice advocating for the incapacitated and their guardians.
The Senior Programs objectives are to reduce senior victimization, enhance a sense of security and improve seniors overall quality of life. The senior program goals are to identify senior issues, investigate those issues thoroughly and sensitively, select a course of action, and create a network with social services. In order to accomplish these goals and objectives the Orange County Sheriff’s Office must educate, train and involve senior citizens, law enforcement and the community.
In an effort to meet the varied legal needs of the public, The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service has established a Elderly Referral Panel. The Client qualifying for referral through this panel is entitled to a free initial 30-minute consultation. Lawyer will verify income eligibility. Not all areas of law may be handled under this panel.