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  • Florida Hurricane Legal Aid Fund

    The Florida Bar Foundation allocates up to $500,000 for hurricane-related civil legal aid, establishes Florida Hurricane Legal Aid Fund

    MAITLAND, Fla. –The Florida Bar Foundation board of directors Sept. 7 approved an allocation of up to $500,000 to support Florida legal aid organizations that suffer infrastructure damage or equipment losses and to assist their clients with hurricane-related civil legal issues in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The funds are

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  • Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Funds established

    Hurricane Harvey Disaster Fund Information: Texas Access to Justice Foundation The Louisiana Bar Foundation From the Texas Access to Justice Foundation: Legal aid provides the calm after the storm.  Texans are reeling from Hurricane Harvey.  After the storm subsides and the water recedes the exhaustion of survival will be met

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  • Florida Bar Foundation adopts strategic reset

    A year after unanimously resolving to adopt a “strategic reset,” The Florida Bar Foundation’s board of directors June 22 approved a document detailing the approach the organization will take in its future grant making, as well as the rationale for moving the organization in a new direction.

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  • Fall committee and board meetings canceled due to Hurricane Irma

        Due to the severity of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to make landfall in South Florida this week, The Florida Bar Foundation’s officers have canceled all meetings on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7-8.  In place of the board meeting, the Foundation will hold a conference call on Thursday,

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  • Harkness receives Medal of Honor Award for a Lawyer

    Florida Bar Executive Director John F. “Jack” Harkness Jr., a nationally recognized legal visionary and the nation’s longest-serving bar executive, received The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2017 Medal of Honor Award in the lawyer category June 22 at the Foundation’s annual dinner in Boca Raton. “Jack is the conscience, the brains

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  • Jane Curran receives Medal of Honor Award for a Non-Lawyer

    Jane Elizabeth Curran, The Florida Bar Foundation’s founding executive director, received the 2017 Medal of Honor Award in the non-lawyer category at the Foundation’s 41st Annual Reception Dinner June 22. Curran was recruited to The Florida Bar Foundation in 1982 to lead the organization as it launched the nation’s first

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  • Florida Bar Foundation President Jewel White

    Message from the President – Fall 2017

    If you’ve heard there’s a lot of change going on at The Florida Bar Foundation, but you’re not really sure what it’s all about, this expanded issue of Speaking of Justice will bring you up to date. As our cover story explains, the Foundation is undertaking a strategic reset at

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