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    The Florida Bar Foundation invites participation in Pro Bono Week social media campaign

    MAITLAND, Fla. – The Florida Bar Foundation invites Florida lawyers to join in its Oct. 23-29 social media campaign in recognition of the American Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, an annual initiative emphasizing the critical role of pro bono in increasing access to justice. The campaign, which will use

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    Foundation upgrades online pro bono news and information

    The Florida Bar Foundation is working to streamline and improve statewide online pro bono news and information in order to facilitate pro bono engagement and partnerships. The Foundation has created a new Web page, www.TheFloridaBarFoundation.org/probono, to share information about pro bono in Florida, including initiatives in which the Foundation is

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    Orlando United Wills Clinic

    In unity with the Orlando communities affected by the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) in partnership with Akerman LLP, The Florida Bar Foundation and the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida are hosting a free legal clinic to provide assistance to community members in creating

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    Southern Legal Counsel forces change in policy of denying indigent litigants filing fee waivers

    by Jennifer Etienne When Gainesville-based Southern Legal Counsel (SLC) took as clients of a group of homeless people arrested for being in a St. Petersburg park after closing time, they ended up securing access to the courts not only for their clients, but for all civil litigants who can’t afford

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    Message from the President

    At its June 16th meeting, the Foundation’s board passed a resolution to position itself as “a strategic leader and catalyst in the cause of increased access to justice for all” with the primary goal of serving as “an agent of rapid, effective and high-impact change.” The board also established a

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