• 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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    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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  • Nelson Joins The Florida Bar Foundation as Pro Bono Program Officer

    MAITLAND, Fla. – Claud B. Nelson III has joined The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice, as its new pro bono program officer. The Foundation funds civil legal aid and projects to improve the administration of justice and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the […]

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  • Founder of Space Coast Community Law School Named Brevard County Legal Aid Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

    Seeing an unprecedented need for legal services in Brevard County as the economy continued to decline in 2010, attorney Brigitta Hawkins created the Space Coast Community Law School. Working to help people “get their lives back on track,” Hawkins said, “makes you feel like you actually accomplished something. Sometimes people come in, and in our […]

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  • Florida Hurricane Legal Aid Fund

    The Florida Bar Foundation allocates up to $500,000 for hurricane-related civil legal aid, establishes Florida Hurricane Legal Aid Fund

    MAITLAND, Fla. –The Florida Bar Foundation board of directors Sept. 7 approved an allocation of up to $500,000 to support Florida legal aid organizations that suffer infrastructure damage or equipment losses and to assist their clients with hurricane-related civil legal issues in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The funds are from Florida’s share of a […]

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