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  • Op Ed: COVID-19 shows why Florida needs to fund civil legal aid

    On September 22, 2020, the Tallahassee Democrat published an opinion column by Rep. Anna Eskamani calling for funding of civil legal aid through the CARES Act. “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of Floridians facing significant civil legal issues which threaten their livelihoods, families and homes. I know this

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  • Senn takes office as president of the Foundation

    Lakeland lawyer Stephen R. Senn took office Sept. 16, 2020, as president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Board certified in appellate practice, Senn is a senior shareholder with Peterson & Myers, P.A., where his practice includes appeals

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    32 past presidents of The Florida Bar submit letter in support of Foundation

    Thirty-two past presidents of The Florida Bar have submitted a letter to the Task Force on the Distribution of IOTA Funds. The letter states that the past presidents support the rule proposal jointly submitted by the Florida Civil Legal Aid Association and The Florida Bar Foundation. Read the letter.

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    June 2020 Board Meeting Report

    The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors met via Zoom conference on June 18, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The major actions of the board and reports received included: Board approves FY 2020-21 budget 10.4% less than previous year’s budget. The Foundation’s FY 2020-21 Operating Budget was presented and

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    Proposed rule and FAQ: IOTA and The Florida Bar Foundation

    The Florida Bar Foundation and the Florida Civil Legal Aid Association have created and submitted a joint proposed rule to The Florida Bar Task Force on the Distribution of IOTA Funds. Read the rule. The National Legal Aid and Defender Association has written a letter in support of the proposed

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