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  • Statement on the passing of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

    The Foundation is saddened by the news of the passing of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, a champion of our legal community. We would like to share a statement from our grantee, The Innocence Project of Florida: It is with profound sadness that the Board of Directors and Staff of the Innocence

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  • Stephen R. Senn takes office as first vice president of Foundation

    Lakeland attorney Stephen R. Senn will take office July 1, 2019, as the first vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation. Board certified in appellate practice, Senn is a shareholder with Peterson & Myers, P.A., where his practice includes appeals and federal litigation, as well as employment and business disputes.

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  • EJW Fellow lays foundation for change in rural immigrant neighborhoods

    By Natalie Disla Passionate about sparking change for immigrant and migrant families, Joseph Cordova, a 2018-20 Florida Bar Foundation-sponsored Equal Justice Works Fellow, practices community lawyering near south Putnam and northwest Volusia Counties. “They’re definitely the most vulnerable people that we have in our country,” Cordova said. “The whole reason

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  • Message from the President – Spring 2019

    In April, I joined 11 colleagues as part of a delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C., for ABA Days to advocate for funding of Legal Services Corporation. LSC provides a substantial amount of funding to seven Florida legal aid organizations; without their funding, 44% fewer Floridians would get civil legal

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  • With support of lawyers, foster children bloom into successful adults

    Ping-ponging between relatives’ homes as a child, Michelle Charles struggled to understand why she and her two sisters moved so often. When she was five, her mother died, and her father began constantly shuffling the girls’ living arrangements. When Michelle was eight, she moved from Miami into a home in

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