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  • Everyone Counts will tally those who have no attorney representation in court

    The Florida Bar Foundation May 15 will facilitate Everyone Counts, an initiative to take a census-like count of self-represented litigants on a single day in the Miami-Dade court system. Self-represented litigants are those who do not use or cannot afford to use a lawyer to represent themselves in civil court

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  • The Florida Bar Foundation awards $10 million in grants

    A complete list of grant recipients and grants can be found here. The Florida Bar Foundation awarded $1,467,000 in Children’s Legal Services grants, $1,081,000 in Administration of Justice grants and $300,000 in Pro Bono Transformation and Innovation grants at its first quarter board meeting March 9. In December, the Foundation

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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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