• 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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  • Foundation funds 14 law students through Summer Fellow Grant Program

    Fourteen law students will have the opportunity to work in civil legal aid programs this summer through The Florida Bar Foundation’s Summer Fellows Grant Program. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime for these students,” said Kate York, the Foundation’s grants program officer. “It’s a great way to develop their awareness and passion for legal […]

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  • Sharon Bourassa to receive Foundation’s 2018 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

    Lawyer and Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s Director of Special Projects Sharon Bourassa has been selected to receive The Florida Bar Foundation’s Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award. The award is named for the Foundation’s first executive director, recognizing individuals who, over their careers, have achieved meaningful, effective and lasting increases in access to […]

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  • Marcia Cypen to receive Foundation’s 2018 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

    Miami lawyer and Executive Director Emeritus of Legal Services of Greater Miami Marcia Cypen has been selected to receive The Florida Bar Foundation’s Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award. The award is named for the Foundation’s first executive director, recognizing individuals who, over their careers, have achieved meaningful, effective and lasting increases in access to […]

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  • Ft. Lauderdale attorney Juliette E. Lippman to take office as president of The Florida Bar Foundation

    Ft. Lauderdale attorney Juliette E. Lippman will take office July 1, 2018, as president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. A partner with Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC, Lippman is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. She has received many accolades […]

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