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  • Lou Ann Powell

    Foundation CFO Lou Ann Powell passes away

    Lou Ann Powell, The Florida Bar Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer, passed away Nov. 10 due to complications from a terminal illness.  A certified public accountant since 1980, Powell joined the Foundation in 1991 and oversaw its fiscal administration, including governance, finance and investments. “Lou Ann loved people, and she loved

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    Foundation renews Westlaw contract

    The Florida Bar Foundation has renewed its contract with Westlaw for five years. Westlaw, an online legal database platform, provides case histories, form builders and sophisticated research tools for lawyers. The Foundation’s subscription allows more than 20 Florida legal aid organizations to access Westlaw’s many tools at a reduced rate.

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    2022 Pro Bono Heroes

    Pro Bono Hero Maria Breen began volunteering with Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association while studying for the Bar exam. She has participated in their National Citizenship Day Event and has taken 4 immigration cases. Most recently she offered to assist with their Afghanistan Special Immigrant Visa

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    Joseph “Jody” Hudgins receives 2022 President’s Award

    At the Foundation’s June 2022 board of directors meeting, Foundation President Connie Bookman honored Joseph “Jody” Hudgins with the 2022 President’s Award for his passionate dedication and innovative commitment to increasing access to Florida’s justice system while promoting the principles of equal justice for all. Hudgins began his term on

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    2022 Goldstein – Van Nortwick award winners recognized at ceremony

    Community Law Program and Bay Area Legal Services won the Foundation’s 2022 Goldstein – Van Nortwick Award for Excellence, a competitive award that recognizes significant impact work undertaken by a Foundation grantee. Their project was a combined effort to expand access to free legal services for tenants impacted by COVID-19

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