• Federal court entrusts Foundation with $3.6 million award for increased representation in courts

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received $3.6 million from a four-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the result of a case in which sanctions against two law firms were levied. The Foundation will disburse the money to qualified legal aid organizations in the Middle of District of […]

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  • Application open for 2019 Civil Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program

    The 2019 Civil Legal Services Summer Fellowship student application is now available at https://form.jotform.com/90166379257163. This program seeks 10 ambitious Florida law students to participate in an exciting 11-week summer fellowship with one of Florida’s civil legal aid organizations. The organization and the summer fellow will be matched using their preferences outlined by each in their application. […]

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  • 2019 Children’s Legal Services grant application open

    Applications for The Florida Bar Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services Initiative grant are now available. Applications are due by Feb. 15. The mission of The Florida Bar Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services Initiative is to provide legal assistance to needy children in critical areas which affect their safety, well being and future development. This mission is promoted […]

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  • Remembering Foundation past president William Van Nortwick Jr.

    Former Florida Bar Foundation president William Van Nortwick Jr. passed away this week. Bill was a cherished member and pillar of our Foundation family and his contributions to the cause of justice were countless.  He dedicated his life to the Rule of Law, the administration of fair and equitable justice, and to closing the justice […]

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  • Foundation seeks 2019 Medal of Honor Award nominees

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2019 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, including […]

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  • Foundation seeks nominations for Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award until February 15, 2019. The award is named in honor of The Florida Bar Foundation’s first executive director, who, over her 32-year career, was responsible for implementing the nation’s first Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program and spearheading virtually […]

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  • 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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