MAITLAND, Fla. – Miami attorney Angela C. Vigil has been appointed by The Florida Bar to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.
Vigil is pro bono partner and executive director for Baker McKenzie, an international law firm with offices in 47 countries. Vigil had previously worked as the director of children’s law pro bono projects for the Children and Family Justice Center, Bluhm Legal Clinic of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she led strategic litigation and advocacy on behalf of children.
Vigil has dedicated her career to improving legal representation for children, youth, women, families and minor immigrants. She has an active practice representing children in juvenile justice, child welfare, human trafficking, civil rights and human rights and has led strategic litigation and advocacy efforts throughout her career. As a longtime advocate for legal rights, Vigil has received numerous awards recognizing her commitment to public service and outstanding pro bono legal representation, including the 2016 Difference Maker from the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division and the 2016 Laurie Ariane Miller Public Service Award from the ABA Section of Litigation. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her juris doctor from the Northwestern University School of Law.
Vigil, a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow, begins her term July 1.