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  • Remembering Foundation past president William Van Nortwick Jr.

    Former Florida Bar Foundation president William Van Nortwick Jr. passed away this week. Bill was a cherished member and pillar of our Foundation family and his contributions to the cause of justice were countless.  He dedicated his life to the Rule of Law, the administration of fair and equitable justice,

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  • Foundation seeks 2019 Medal of Honor Award nominees

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2019 Medal of Honor Awards until Feb. 1. The Medal of Honor Award is given in two categories. The first category is for members of The Florida Bar, including practicing lawyers, judges or teachers in the legal field. The second

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  • Foundation seeks nominations for Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award until February 15, 2019. The award is named in honor of The Florida Bar Foundation’s first executive director, who, over her 32-year career, was responsible for implementing the nation’s first Interest on Trust Accounts

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  • New law school challenge platform will match students, lawyers on pro bono cases

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s pro bono program will launch the Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge on Jan. 7, 2019. Using an online platform to match students with alumni mentors, Florida’s 12 law schools will compete to see which can take the most pro bono cases during the spring semester.

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  • Foundation receives $341,897 cy pres award

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $341,897 cy pres award from a class action settlement in a case concerning the rights of consumers whose cars were repossessed. Ft. Lauderdale attorney Robert W. Murphy represented the class against TD Bank, N.A. Judge John B. Bowman of the 17th Judicial Circuit in

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