ORLANDO, Fla., June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Inc. (CLSMF), a civil legal aid firm servicing 12 counties in Central Florida, is proud to announce that Attorney Martha Pardo is the newly installed Chair of the Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar. The Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar's mission is to provide an organization open to all who have a common interest in advocacy and enhancement of constitutional, statutory or other rights that protect the dignity, security, justice, liberty, or freedom of the individual or public, and a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to increased knowledge and understanding of the areas of public interest law.
As Chair, Martha is responsible for all things related to the public interest law section of the Florida Bar. She will run all Executive Council meetings and is the direct liaison to the Florida Bar, handling all related media requests from other groups outside of Florida.
The most recent Chair of Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar, Ericka Garcia, Esq., had this to say about the appointment, "As Immediate Past Chair, I've worked closely with Martha this past year and while we've endured challenges we didn't expect, as all Florida Bar Sections have, I have no doubt that Martha is ready to lead us through the next Bar Year and look forward to her ideas and how we can continue to respond to our membership's programming requests."
Martha Pardo, Esq. is a bilingual, public interest attorney with over a decade of experience handling diverse civil cases. Martha has served vulnerable communities for most of her legal career. She worked in Legal Aid organizations in both North and South Florida advocating primarily for tenant rights. Martha has collaborated with national and local counsel and organizations on impact litigation and advocacy. With her diverse experience, we are confident she will excel in this new position. This is an important time in history for legal aid, and the exact time for legal aid to be taking a leadership role in the state of Florida.
CLSMF is on a mission to increase access to justice in Central Florida. Since 1966, dedicated staff attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and advocates have worked diligently to solve civil legal problems that impact the day to day lives of residents who cannot afford private attorney fees. By offering free legal assistance and advocacy, CLSMF can assist the area's low-to moderate-income residents obtain and maintain the necessities of life: food, shelter, healthcare, safety, and education.
SOURCE Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Inc.