• 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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    Foundation to honor award winners

    The Honorable Emiliano Jose “E.J.” Salcines Jr. has been selected as the recipient of The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2021 Medal of Honor Award, the Foundation’s highest honor. Anthony J. Karrat, executive director of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Legal Aid Service of Collier County, will receive the 2021 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service […]

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  • Bookman to take office as president of Foundation

    Connie Bookman, founder and CEO of Pensacola nonprofit Pathways for Change, will take office July 1, 2021, as president of The Florida Bar Foundation. The Foundation is a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Bookman will be just the second non-lawyer to hold the position. A licensed clinical social […]

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    Schwarz appointed to Foundation board

    Jacksonville nonprofit governance consultant James Schwarz 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. Schwarz has served as president of Compass Development and Governance Group since 1991, where he works […]

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    Tinsley reappointed to Foundation board

    Tampa and Winter Haven restauranteur George Tinsley Sr. has been reappointed as a public member to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2021, on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Tinsley is CEO of PenGeo, Inc., GWTinsley Consulting, Tinsley Group […]

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    Oral argument for IOTA rule change set for May 5

    The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the proposed Bar rule amendment on IOTA funds on May 5 at 9 a.m. The live broadcast can be found at: On the web: Streaming live on WFSU: Gavel to Gavel and the Florida Channel On Facebook: Streaming via Facebook Live On YouTube: Streaming live on YouTube On TV: Through your local Florida Channel provider

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