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Bankruptcy Court Launches Virtual Pro-Se Clinic

The Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Pro Se Assistance Clinic launched on September 1, 2022, to provide virtual pro bono consultations to individuals throughout the Middle District of Florida, from Jacksonville to Fort Myers. It needs volunteers. The clinic offers debtors and creditors with an opportunity to meet, virtually or by telephone, with a bankruptcy attorney…

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Radio Interview with “Public Affairs” producer Beth Perrell

Volunteer Attorney, Andrew J. Chmelir and Pro-Bono Coordinator, Camryn Williams were invited to speak with Beth Perrell, producer of CMG Radio’s “Public Affairs” about our various legal advice clinics and workshops. They discuss what a legal aid is and the services that this organization provides as well as a discussion of the many ways residents…

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Additional Hurricane Ian Assistance Resources

Disability Rights Florida Disability Rights Florida is a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. Disability Rights Florida is prepared to provide legal support for individuals with disabilities that are experiencing hardship following Hurricane Ian. To get assistance call (800) 342-0823 or click…

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New Disaster Recovery Center Opening Today, October 10th

Disaster Recovery Center opening for Seminole county today from 1:30pm to 6:00pm located at Seminole State College, Building C – 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773. Below is the locations and hours of operation for other Disaster Recover Centers around Florida. Please note that these are subject to change. Lee County #1: Lakes Library 15290…

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Hurricane Ian Assistance – Seminole County

We are here for the residents of Seminole County, now and always. If you are a renter seeking legal advice on your rights in relation to storm damage, please feel free to call our office at (407) 834-1660 to get free assistance. Additionally, we have included general resources for assistance within the community following Hurricane…

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New Community Outreach Projects

Here at the Seminole County Legal Aid it our mission to provide Seminole County residents with the necessary tools to conquer their legal matters as well as assist in anyway we can. To that end, we are so excited to announce all of our community outreach project. From legal advice clinics to workshops and webinars,…

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Emergency Home Energy Assistance Fund

Just one more week to apply for the emergency home energy assistance fund! Check the flyer below for more information on how to apply.

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Veterans Free Legal Advice Clinic

Our monthly free Veterans Legal Advice clinic is back at the Central Branch of the Seminole County Library every third Thursday of the month. Our experienced staff and volunteer attorneys will be there from 1:00-4:00pm to give legal advice and answer any questions you have on various family law matters and housing rights issues. Each…

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The Florida Homeowner Assistance Fund

In an attempt to further aid citizens that suffered financial hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is now offering relief for mortgage payments, utilities, homeowner’s insurance, property taxes, internet, and other fees associated with homeowner expenses. Qualifying households can receive up to $50,000 in the form of payments…

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OUR Florida Physical Locations

OUR Florida Emergency Rental Assistance program has established various locations throughout the state for more immediate service. Appointments are strongly advised as they will be seen first, but walk-ins will be serviced upon open availability. Seminole County Residents can stop by the Lake Mary location at 640 Century Point, Lake Mary, FL 32746, which is…

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Operation Green Light

Seminole County is waiving collection fees in an attempt to help driver’s get their licenses re-instated, the Clerk of Court and Comptroller have been authorized to waive collection agency fees up to 25% when residents pay off their court obligations in full or sign up for a monthly payment plan. This opportunity is only available…

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Expanded Child Tax Credit

In an effort to assist families with children, the child tax credit has been expanded so families that have received half of their credit as monthly payments last year, will be able to collect the other half simply by filing their taxes this year. As some of the payments were sent out on a monthly…

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2021 Fundraiser Attendees

Thank you to everyone that came to our Silent Auction Fundraiser Event. To see some of the attendees please click here. Picture#1 from right to left: The Honorable William S. Orth and his wife, Maria Espinsa, Esq., Julian Suero – Barry Law Student. Picture #2 from right to left: The Honorable Kenneth Lester, Jr., Clerk…

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