• Everyone Counts will tally those who have no attorney representation in court

    The Florida Bar Foundation May 15 will facilitate Everyone Counts, an initiative to take a census-like count of self-represented litigants on a single day in the Miami-Dade court system. Self-represented litigants are those who do not use or cannot afford to use a lawyer to represent themselves in civil court cases. First conducted in March […]

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  • The Florida Bar Foundation awards $10 million in grants

    A complete list of grant recipients and grants can be found here. The Florida Bar Foundation awarded $1,467,000 in Children’s Legal Services grants, $1,081,000 in Administration of Justice grants and $300,000 in Pro Bono Transformation and Innovation grants at its first quarter board meeting March 9. In December, the Foundation awarded $6,371,839 in Community-Based Civil […]

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  • The Florida Bar Foundation Funds Four Equal Justice Works Fellows

    The Florida Bar Foundation will fund four 2018-2020 Equal Justice Works Fellows, whose two-year civil legal aid projects will support economic development and family stability within disadvantaged communities “The increased access to civil legal aid that our Equal Justice Works Fellows will create is substantial,” said Jewel White, president of The Florida Bar Foundation. “Their […]

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  • Pro Bono Partnerships in the news

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Partnerships department is at the forefront of pro bono technology and innovation in the US. Check out recent coverage here: Orlando Sentinel: With website, lawyers can find pro bono matches Florida Bar News: New pro bono website puts lawyers in the driver’s seat ABA Dialogue: Everyone Counts: Taking a […]

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  • Foundation receives $70,000 cy pres award

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $70,000 cy pres award from a class action settlement in a case involving post-claims underwriting by an insurance company. Judge Martin Bidwell of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County approved a $1.2 million settlement against Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company and directed a portion of it […]

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  • Foundation seeks Medal of Honor Award nominees

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2018 Medal of Honor Awards until Feb. 2. 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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  • Board Meeting

    The Florida Bar Foundation seeks director applicants

    The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking applicants for six seats on its board of directors for terms starting in July 2018 under the Florida Supreme Court-approved governance plan. The plan calls for 18 members of the Bar Foundation board to be selected in equal portions by the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar Board of […]

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  • Interactive story map shows hurricane impacts and Florida’s vulnerable populations

    The Florida Bar Foundation has released a new data resource that reveals the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida and the vulnerable populations who could potentially need civil legal aid in the recovery, and generally. With the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) expertise of the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), the Foundation has developed an interactive story map that […]

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  • Pro bono collaboration supports U.S. veterans in North Florida

    Though U.S. military veteran Jeff McCary found himself unable to work because of an injury, he continued to pay his child support as long as he could. Although McCary received rent assistance from Family Endeavors and Florida Veterans Foundation, he eventually exhausted his savings. A motion for contempt was filed for the child support he […]

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  • York joins The Florida Bar Foundation as grant program officer

                MAITLAND, Fla. – Catherine “Kate” York has joined The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice, as its grant program officer. The Foundation funds civil legal aid and projects to improve the administration of justice and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the legal aid […]

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