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  • The Florida Bar Foundation Funds Four Equal Justice Works Fellows

    The Florida Bar Foundation will fund four 2018-2020 Equal Justice Works Fellows, whose two-year civil legal aid projects will support economic development and family stability within disadvantaged communities “The increased access to civil legal aid that our Equal Justice Works Fellows will create is substantial,” said Jewel White, president of

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  • Keeping children with disabilities out of the school-to-jail pipeline

    By the time she was 10, Ebony Townsend had been bullied at school and on the bus for years, handcuffed and taken away from school in the back of a police car when she cried out for help, and suspended from the bus for 45 days. Profoundly deaf in one

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  • Pro Bono Partnerships in the news

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Partnerships department is at the forefront of pro bono technology and innovation in the US. Check out recent coverage here: Orlando Sentinel: With website, lawyers can find pro bono matches Florida Bar News: New pro bono website puts lawyers in the driver’s seat ABA

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  • Foundation receives $70,000 cy pres award

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $70,000 cy pres award from a class action settlement in a case involving post-claims underwriting by an insurance company. Judge Martin Bidwell of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County approved a $1.2 million settlement against Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company and

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  • Florida Bar Foundation President Jewel White

    Message from the President – Winter 2017

    Many of us in Florida felt the effects of Hurricane Irma – even if it was just being without power for a few days – but for Floridians who were already struggling, or who lost homes or jobs in the storm, the recovery is just beginning. Many will be wrongly

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