• 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 Five Common FEMA Mistakes to Avoid: For lawyers: To volunteer for The Florida Bar YLD’s […]

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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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  • 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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  • Foundation awards three Law School Civil Legal Clinic grants

    The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded $220,946 in grants to fund three law school civil legal clinics through a new grant program. “Clinics are a great way for law students to be involved in community-based civil legal assistance,” said Kate York, the Foundation’s grants program officer. “Law school clinics benefit both students and their clients; […]

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  • Urgent Immigration Pro Bono Opportunities

    This is an URGENT national pro bono project to assist immigrants who are being released from detention and relocated to cities and towns across the country. The families will be required to check in with ICE shortly after they are released, and the project is designed to pair them with a lawyer who can provide […]

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  • Florida Pro Bono Matters FAQ

    What is Florida Pro Bono Matters? Florida Pro Bono Matters (www.FloridaProBonoMatters.org) is an interactive website that enables attorneys to search for pro bono cases that suit their interests and submit an interest form to the legal aid or pro bono program that posted the case. The site is the first in the country to automatically […]

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  • Foundation announces new executive director

    The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors has selected Dominic C. “Donny” MacKenzie as its Executive Director effective August 20, 2018. The Foundation is a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. MacKenzie was selected after a competitive nationwide search process facilitated by Young Mayden Legal Search. After serving on […]

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  • Foundation receives $500,000 cy pres award

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $500,000 cy pres award from a class action settlement in a case involving rental fees for propane tanks. Jeffrey M. Liggio of West Palm Beach firm Liggio Law represented the class against Heritage Operating L.P., now AmeriGas, through more than 12 years of litigation. Philip M. Burlington of […]

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