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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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