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
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.
At CLS, we recognize that our ability to advocate for Florida’s dependent children begins with hiring and advancing talented attorneys.
CLS advocates for the safety, well-being, and permanency of Florida’s children who are involved in dependency court proceedings.
Ensuring that our lawyers are well-trained and competent litigators is a top priority for CLS Leadership.
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