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    Kevin Gay to receive The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2016 Medal of Honor Award for a Nonlawyer

    MAITLAND, Fla. – Kevin Gay, CEO and founder of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Operation New Hope, has been selected to receive The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2016 Medal of Honor Award, the Foundation’s highest award, in the non-lawyer category. A Jacksonville native, Gay left the corporate world and founded Operation New Hope in 1999 to help rebuild Jacksonville’s […]

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  • Pro bono help brings a mother’s six-year wait to a joyful end

      For six years, Kimberly Conyers did everything in her power to regain custody of her son, writing letter after letter to the judge in her case, but it wasn’t until she got pro bono help – both from a lawyer and a psychologist – that she was able to overcome the one barrier that […]

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    Message from the President – Winter 2016

    Listed below are generous groups and inspiring individuals who have helped make The Florida Bar Foundation’s work possible over many years. Those in our Lifetime Giving Societies have made major contributions to support the Foundation’s mission of providing greater access to Justice. They include many Foundation Fellows who have taken their giving to the next […]

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  • Blackwell Receives 2016 Tobias Simon Award

    Florida Bar Foundation CEO Bruce Blackwell receives Tobias Simon Award When Florida Bar Foundation CEO Bruce B. Blackwell accepted the 2016 Tobias Simon Award at the Florida Supreme Court Jan. 28, he shared The Florida Bar’s highest public service honor with all of those who endeavor to ensure justice for those least able to afford […]

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    Message from the President – Spring 2016

    Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran wrote, “Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” This thought describes precisely our focus and commitment to access to justice. For instance, through the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice we have worked with and assisted a spectrum of statewide leaders focusing on […]

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  • Florida Bar sections continue to provide vital funding

    Four Florida Bar sections have donated a combined $200,000 to The Florida Bar Foundation in 2015-16, including a $75,000 gift from the Family Law Section that is earmarked for Children’s Legal Services grants. The Business Law Section and the Appellate Practice Section each gave $50,000 and the Criminal Law Section contributed $25,000. “In a year […]

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  • The Florida Bar Foundation seeks director applicants

    Completed applications for board seats must be received by the Foundation by Feb. 1, 2016. The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking applicants for three seats on its board of directors for terms starting in July 2016 under the Florida Supreme Court-approved governance plan. The plan calls for 18 members of the Bar Foundation board to be […]

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  • Foundation seeks Medal of Honor Award nominees

      The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2016 Medal of Honor Awards until Feb. 1. The Medal of Honor Award is given in two categories. The first category is for members of The Florida Bar, including practicing lawyers, judges or teachers in the legal field. The second category is for non-lawyers, […]

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