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    Foundation benefits from donations of all sizes and shapes

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $12,558 cy pres award to be used for consumer protection legal aid. In the Southern District of Florida case Gonzalez v. TCR Sports Broadcasting, the plaintiff alleged that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act had been violated by offering to provide consumers with informational

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    Message from the President – Fall 2021

    It takes a pandemic. It’s hard for me to watch the pain of so many folks facing so much uncertainty. To see loved ones getting sick, some dying. The fear as health care resources, usually easily accessible, are now not always available. Elective surgeries, even some emergencies, delayed in order

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    Florida Supreme Court approves changes to IOTA Bar Rule

    The Florida Supreme Court has amended Bar Rule 5-1.1(g), which outlines the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program. The Florida Bar Foundation has been the sole administrator of the IOTA program since 1981. The nation’s first IOTA program, Florida’s program was the prototype for similar programs across the country and

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    Foundation submits comment on proposed rule amendment regarding technology to Florida Supreme Court

    The Florida Bar Foundation has submitted a comment to the Florida Supreme Court on a proposed rule amendment related to technology. The Foundation joined the Florida Civil Legal Aid Association in concern that the proposed amendments may decrease meaningful access to the justice system and/or hinder or delay the delivery

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    September 2021 Board Report

    Quarterly Board Report September 10, 2021 The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors met via Zoom conference on September 10, 2021,  because of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent outbreaks involving a highly contagious variant. The major actions of the board and reports received included: Florida Supreme Court appointed seats The

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