• New law school challenge platform will match students, lawyers on pro bono cases

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s pro bono program will launch the Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge on Jan. 7, 2019. Using an online platform to match students with alumni mentors, Florida’s 12 law schools will compete to see which can take the most pro bono cases during the spring semester. “A core part of the […]

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  • Foundation receives $341,897 cy pres award

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $341,897 cy pres award from a class action settlement in a case concerning the rights of consumers whose cars were repossessed. Ft. Lauderdale attorney Robert W. Murphy represented the class against TD Bank, N.A. Judge John B. Bowman of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County approved the cy […]

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  • FAQs: Florida Pro Bono Law School Competition

    What is the Florida Pro Bono Law School Competition? A core part of the Foundation’s mission is to promote public service among lawyers by making it an integral part of the law school experience. The Foundation has launched a statewide pro bono competition among Florida law schools. Our goal is to connect students with alumni […]

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  • Hurricane Michael Civil Legal Storm Aid Response

    The Florida Bar Foundation has updated our Civil Legal Storm Aid Response page. Donate to the Florida Hurricane Legal Aid Fund.  For the public: Pose a legal question to a panel of volunteer lawyers: Florida Free Civil Legal Answers Disaster Relief Hotline: 1-866-550-2929 Renters’ rights Five Common FEMA Mistakes to Avoid: For lawyers: To volunteer for The Florida […]

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  • Your investment makes an impact

    Would you know what to do if the bus that takes your disabled child to school every day suddenly stopped coming, and you had no other means of transportation? Beatrice was born with Down syndrome, a heart defect and is wheelchair-bound. Beatrice’s parents rely on a family member for rides to work. For years, Beatrice’s […]

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  • Claud B. Nelson III

    As the Director of the Pro Bono Program for The Florida Bar Foundation, Claud works to foster pro bono relationships and collaborations with bar associations, law firms, courts, law schools, legal aid organizations and other groups. In this statewide role, Claud serves as a resource for low-income Floridians, pro bono lawyers, and more than 30 […]

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  • What is civil legal aid? An animated explainer.

    Civil Legal Aid Animated Video Explainer from Voices for Civil Justice on Vimeo.

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  • Foundation allocates $10.8 million in funding

    The Florida Bar Foundation board of directors allocated $10,814,244 in 2018-19 funding at its first quarter board meeting Sept. 14. The Foundation will use $6.8 million from Bank of America’s (BOA) settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice; the remainder of funding comes from Florida’s Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program. “The Foundation is excited […]

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  • William Sklar supports Foundation’s impact and advocacy through gift

    Seeing the potential for impacting various groups through legal aid, William Sklar, a member of Carlton Fields’ real estate and finance practice group, recently made a Legacy for Justice pledge of $10,000. “I’ve been particularly supportive of efforts and programs for those who are most vulnerable such as children and the disabled,” said Sklar. “I […]

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  • 2019 Community Economic Development grant application process begins Aug. 31

    The 2019 Community Economic Development grant application process will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. The deadline for grant applications is 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Paper or emailed applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted via Legal Server. New applicants should […]

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