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  • EJW Fellow lays foundation for change in rural immigrant neighborhoods

    By Natalie Disla Passionate about sparking change for immigrant and migrant families, Joseph Cordova, a 2018-20 Florida Bar Foundation-sponsored Equal Justice Works Fellow, practices community lawyering near south Putnam and northwest Volusia Counties. “They’re definitely the most vulnerable people that we have in our country,” Cordova said. “The whole reason

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  • Message from the President – Spring 2019

    In April, I joined 11 colleagues as part of a delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C., for ABA Days to advocate for funding of Legal Services Corporation. LSC provides a substantial amount of funding to seven Florida legal aid organizations; without their funding, 44% fewer Floridians would get civil legal

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  • With support of lawyers, foster children bloom into successful adults

    Ping-ponging between relatives’ homes as a child, Michelle Charles struggled to understand why she and her two sisters moved so often. When she was five, her mother died, and her father began constantly shuffling the girls’ living arrangements. When Michelle was eight, she moved from Miami into a home in

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  • Tampa attorney Hala A. Sandridge to take office as president of Foundation

    Tampa attorney Hala A. Sandridge will take office July 1, 2019, as the president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Sandridge, co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, is a member of the firm’s

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  • Connie Bookman to take office as Foundation’s second vice president

    Connie Bookman, founder and CEO of Pensacola nonprofit Pathways for Change, will take office July 1, 2019, as the second vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Bookman, a licensed clinical social worker, founded Pathways for Change

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