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    September 2021 Board Report

    Quarterly Board Report September 10, 2021 The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors met via Zoom conference on September 10, 2021,  because of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent outbreaks involving a highly contagious variant. The major actions of the board and reports received included: Florida Supreme Court appointed seats The Board was pleased to welcome […]

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    Foundation awards second round of COVID-19 Relief grants to 23 programs

    The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded $2,574,996 in grants to 23 civil legal aid organizations in a second round of COVID-19 relief efforts. Grantees will use their funding to retain or hire personnel to provide direct legal assistance to low-income clients for legal issues caused by or directly related to the pandemic. To determine second […]

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  • Hurricane Civil Legal Aid Resources

    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 Florida Bar Consumer Pamphlet: Mass Disaster – a Victim’s Guide Five Common FEMA Mistakes to Avoid: For lawyers: To volunteer for The Florida Bar YLD’s disaster relief hotline, […]

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  • 2021 Award Ceremony Video

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2021 Award Ceremony was held on June 17, 2021 and honored: Medal of Honor for a Lawyer: Hon. Emiliano Jose “EJ” Salcines Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award: Anthony “Tony” Karrat Paul C. Doyle Children’s Advocacy Award: CABA Pro Bono Legal Services

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    June 2021 Board Report

    Quarterly Board Report June 10, 2021 The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors met via Zoom conference on June 10, 2021.  The major actions of the board and reports received included: Adoption of Two-Month Spending Authority/Interim Operating Budget The Board adopted the recommendation of the Budget & Finance Committee calling for a two-month spending authority/interim […]

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  • Babcock appointed to Foundation board

    Former Florida Department of Children and Families Deputy Secretary Patricia Babcock has been appointed as a public member to serve a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Babcock, of Tallahassee, is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned […]

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    Foundation receives donations from Family Law Section, settlements

    The Florida Bar Family Law Section made a $75,000 donation in February in support of the Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services grant program. The section has now given $500,000 total in lifetime giving to the Foundation (see page 15 for a chart of all section giving). “The funds are needed more than ever now, as availability […]

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    Foundation’s Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge places 309 cases

    The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge April 5. Stetson University College of Law won the top honor, the MVP Pro Bono Champion Award, for matching the most students with its own alumni. Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law won for most student engagement. […]

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    CABA Pro Bono wins 2021 Doyle Children’s Advocacy Award

    After the initial shock of being diagnosed with a brain tumor subsided, Miami teen Roberto was relieved that his CABA Pro Bono Legal Services lawyers had invested so much time preparing him for adulthood. Roberto had fled Guatemala at age 16 after years of abuse at the hands of his father. In Miami, his CABA […]

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    Message from the President – Spring 2021

    If you support the mission of The Florida Bar Foundation (and if you are reading this, you probably do), then please consider partnering with us in one of many gratifying ways that can make a difference. Because interest rates continue to be at all-time low levels, funds from the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOTA), […]

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  • Foundation funds three Equal Justice Works Fellows

    The Florida Bar Foundation will fund three 2021-23 Equal Justice Works Fellows, whose two-year civil legal aid projects will support economic development and stability within disadvantaged communities. “Equal Justice Works is grateful for the tremendous support of The Florida Bar Foundation. Our partnership has made possible the launch of many careers of passionate public service […]

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    Cuomo appointed to Foundation board

    Palm Beach Gardens wealth manager and banker Vincent Cuomo has been appointed as a public member to serve a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Cuomo is an executive partner with Pursuit Wealth Management and has spent more […]

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