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Children's Legal Services

Overview

Working with other department programs and community stakeholders, CLS advocates for the safety, well-being, and permanency of Florida’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. With a team of more than 250 attorneys

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About Us

Children’s Legal Services (CLS) plays an integral role at each stage of a Chapter 39 proceeding. Often, CLS becomes involved in a family’s life when a Department child protective investigator seeks to remove a child from an unsafe home.

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Careers

At CLS, we recognize that our ability to advocate for Florida’s dependent children begins with hiring and advancing talented attorneys.

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For Families

CLS advocates for the safety, well-being, and permanency of Florida’s children who are involved in dependency court proceedings.

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Training

Ensuring that our lawyers are well-trained and competent litigators is a top priority for CLS Leadership.

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