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  • In grateful appreciation for our friend and supporter Mary Gardiner Evertz

    Former Florida Bar Foundation board member Mary Gardiner Evertz passed away on December 5, 2020. Evertz was a public member of the Foundation’s board from 2012 to 2018 and served on its Finance and Audit Committee, Development Committee and Law Student Assistance Grant Committee. After her retirement from the newspaper

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    10 Ways Leaders can Encourage Others to Take a Pro Bono Case

    Courtesy of Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. Judge McEwen shared her 10 ways to encourage others to take a pro bono case at The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2020 Virtual Award Ceremony. What more can leaders who promote pro bono service do that

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    November 2020 Board Meeting Report

    Quarterly Board Report November 6, 2020 Via virtual meeting The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors met via Zoom conference on November 6, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The major actions of the board and reports received included: IOTA Enhancement Committee reports proposed amendment that would increase IOTA revenues

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  • Foundation revives One Campaign to encourage pro bono work

    The Florida Bar Foundation has revived its One Campaign to encourage Florida lawyers to represent at least one person who could not otherwise afford a lawyer in a civil legal matter. This is commonly referred to as “taking a pro bono case.”  The new effort will be called the One

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  • Dr. Mimi Graham receives 2020 Medal of Honor Award for a Non-Lawyer

    Dr. Mimi Graham, director of Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, has been honored with the 2020 Medal of Honor for a Non-Lawyer for her dedicated efforts over the course of her career researching and promoting trauma-informed court programs. Since 1993, she has worked to tackle

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