• Anais Taboas

    Florida Bar Foundation hires South Florida pro bono program officer

    MIAMI – Anais Taboas will join The Florida Bar Foundation Nov. 7 as its new South Florida Pro Bono Program Officer and will work out of space donated by top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman LLP in its Miami office. A statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice, the Foundation […]

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  • Mobile Law for All project sends volunteers into high-poverty neighborhoods

    By Stacey Singer DeLoye Located within the Leon County Courthouse near the Capitol, the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee connects more than 120 volunteer attorneys per year to low-income Floridians faced with complex civil matters such as landlord-tenant disputes and child custody concerns. Getting to the foundation requires finding parking or public transportation, and then […]

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  • Teamwork enables Miami veteran to keep longtime family home

    By Stacey Singer DeLoye For 40 years the Rolle family had lived in the same modest home in the Miami area. Ten Rolle children grew up in that 1,200-square-foot house. But as the patriarch of the Rolle family grew older, he took out a reverse mortgage to help with living expenses. Additional small home-improvement loans […]

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  • Tampa man’s family homestead benefit secured with attorney’s help

    By Stacey Singer DeLoye After losing his mother to Alzheimer’s disease, a Tampa-area man almost lost the homestead exemption on his family home because he mistakenly assumed he had automatically become the titled property owner and qualified for the exemption upon her death. After seeking to continue the homestead exemption and being turned away at […]

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  • Jacksonville attorneys help disabled client resolve landlord-tenant dispute

    By Stacey Singer DeLoye When landlords don’t keep up their property, the consequences for low-income tenants can be severe without the help of an attorney. Fortunately for a disabled woman from Duval County, Lanny Russell and Joseph Rogan of Smith Hulsey & Busey accepted her case pro bono, through Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, a Florida […]

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  • Pro bono lawyer helps wakeboarding harness inventor skim through patent application

    By Stacey Singer DeLoye Florida beaches aren’t globally recognized for surfing, due to a continental shelf that dampens large waves. But plenty of people love wakeboarding behind a tow boat or skimboarding along the shore, among them, Matthew White, a 23-year-old electrical engineering student at the University of Central Florida. White designed a clever harness […]

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  • Farmer Jaffe Weissing’s triple play of giving – legal aid is the real winner

    Ask any non-profit organization or charity what type of contribution is most valuable – time, talent or treasure – and they will be hard pressed to choose just one. The law firm of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. has set the bar high in Broward County, contributing all three to Legal Aid […]

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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 a partner. This page within […]

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  • Florida Legal Services prevents Medicaid HMOs from limiting care based on family members’ jobs

    For three years Mike Cornelius had run a daily race from home to his full-time job and back again so he could to take over from his wife Carol’s caregiver, but on April 8, 2014, he got a letter from Carol’s Medicaid HMO saying that it was reducing her care from 45 hours a week […]

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  • McLeroy

    Tampa attorney Kathleen Schin McLeroy receives The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2016 Medal of Honor Award

    MAITLAND, Fla. – Tampa attorney Kathleen Schin McLeroy has received The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2016 Medal of Honor Award, the Foundation’s highest honor. A shareholder with Carlton Fields and a member of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, McLeroy was honored for her innovative ideas to increase Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) revenue, […]

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