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  • 2022 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge begins Jan. 31

    The 2022 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge, run by The Florida Bar Foundation, will begin on Jan. 31, 2022. The statewide competition, now in its fourth year, connects Florida law students with lawyers to partner on pro bono cases from legal aid organizations. Students and lawyers can visit

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    Judge Emiliano J. Salcines honored as Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero, donates award to Foundation

    The Tampa Bay Lightning named the Honorable Emiliano Jose “E.J.” Salcines its Lightning Community Hero during their Dec. 28 game in Tampa. Judge Salcines then donated $20,000 of his award from the Lightning Foundation to The Florida Bar Foundation. “We are incredibly honored by Judge Salcines’ generosity,” said Donny MacKenzie,

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    December 2021 Board Report

    Quarterly Board Report: December 17, 2021 The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors met via Zoom conference on December 17, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent outbreaks involving a highly contagious variant. The major actions of the board and reports received included: Foundation Officers Elected Pursuant to the Articles

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    Former Foundation President Russell Carlisle passes away

    Former Florida Bar Foundation president and Medal of Honor winner Russell Carlisle has passed away. Russ served as the Foundation’s president from 1979-1981. He won the Medal of Honor for his dedication to the advancement of pro bono service by the legal profession and for his work in carrying IOTA

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    One Promise Pledge

    In this season of giving, consider a donation of your time toward a pro bono case next year. Pledge now to make one promise – the promise of a gift of your time that will benefit a needy Floridian. Fill out an online pledge form. Print a pledge form. Sign

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