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    Six law students to complete virtual legal aid fellowships through Foundation funding

    Six Florida law students will have the opportunity to work in civil legal aid programs this summer through The Florida Bar Foundation’s Summer Fellows Grant Program. “Summer fellows have a unique opportunity to hone real-world legal skills and develop awareness of civil legal aid issues through their work with legal

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  • Kathy Para to be awarded the Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

    Kathy Para, retired director of pro bono for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, has won The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2020 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award. The award is named for the Foundation’s first executive director, recognizing individuals who, over their careers, have achieved meaningful, effective and lasting increases in access

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  • Covid-19 and Legal Aid

    Legal Aid and Covid-19: What You Need to Know Florida Bar Foundation staff are working remotely and can be reached by email, phone and our Contact Us form. Florida legal aid programs are open. Find your local legal aid provider.   Resources for Lawyers All Florida Bar offices are closed

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  • Guardians ad litem funded by Foundation change one life at a time

    “It wouldn’t have been a happy story or a success story,” says Melissa Whitted, reflecting on what it would have been like for her and her husband to adopt their now seventeen-year-old twins without the help of legal aid. Whitted, who works as a dispatcher for Lynx Transportation in Orlando,

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  • Legal aid programs prepare, respond in face of COVID-19

    As the reality of stay-at-home orders, social distancing and closed businesses set in for Floridians in mid-March, the state’s civil legal aid programs and the Foundation came together to prepare for providing legal services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Foundation and legal aid staff members acted quickly to transition to remote

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