• Min Cho, uBreakiFix general counsel, appointed to Foundation board

    By Natalie Disla The Florida Bar has appointed uBreakiFix general counsel Min Cho to a three-year term on The Florida Bar Foundation’s board of directors. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to providing greater access to justice through civil legal aid in Florida. Cho’s term begins July 1, 2019. In August 2017, Cho joined […]

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  • Foundation funds new Equal Justice Works Fellows

    By Natalie Disla The Florida Bar Foundation will fund four Equal Justice Works Fellows from 2019 to 2021. Hosted by various Florida legal aid organizations, these Fellows’ two-year civil legal aid projects will provide impoverished groups with the representation and implementation needed to make progress in their communities. “Their projects focus on underrepresented and underprivileged […]

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  • With deep sadness, The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors and staff learned of the passing of Miami civil rights attorney Randall C. Berg Jr. yesterday. Randy served as Florida Justice Institute’s executive director for more than 40 years. He made numerous, immense contributions to the cause of equal justice in Florida and was honored multiple times by the Foundation. Most recently, he was named the 2017 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service […]

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  • Foundation calls on Congress to continue funding Legal Services Corporation

    Foundation President Juliette E. Lippman and Executive Director Donny MacKenzie will travel to Washington, D.C., April 9-11, with a delegation from Florida for ABA Day. They will meet with Florida members of Congress to ask for their support of continued funding for Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC “ensures ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ by enabling access […]

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  • Equal Justice: The Indispensable Role of Legal Services

    Speakers include Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman; Voices for Civil Justice Executive Director Martha Bergmark, Director of the Michigan Legal Help Program Angela Tripp and Florida Justice Technology Center Executive Director Joyce Raby. Moderated by Florida Bar Foundation President Juliette E. Lippman, BA ’90, George Washington University. Please RSVP to JBrown@FlaBarFndn.org   There is a crisis […]

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  • Federal court entrusts Foundation with $3.6 million award for increased representation in courts

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received $3.6 million from a four-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the result of a case in which sanctions against two law firms were levied. The Foundation will disburse the money to qualified legal aid organizations in the Middle of District of […]

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  • Application open for 2019 Civil Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program

    The 2019 Civil Legal Services Summer Fellowship student application is now available at https://form.jotform.com/90166379257163. This program seeks 10 ambitious Florida law students to participate in an exciting 11-week summer fellowship with one of Florida’s civil legal aid organizations. The organization and the summer fellow will be matched using their preferences outlined by each in their application. […]

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  • 2019 Children’s Legal Services grant application open

    Applications for The Florida Bar Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services Initiative grant are now available. Applications are due by Feb. 15. The mission of The Florida Bar Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services Initiative is to provide legal assistance to needy children in critical areas which affect their safety, well being and future development. This mission is promoted […]

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  • Remembering Foundation past president William Van Nortwick Jr.

    Former Florida Bar Foundation president William Van Nortwick Jr. passed away this week. Bill was a cherished member and pillar of our Foundation family and his contributions to the cause of justice were countless.  He dedicated his life to the Rule of Law, the administration of fair and equitable justice, and to closing the justice […]

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  • Foundation seeks 2019 Medal of Honor Award nominees

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2019 Medal of Honor Awards until Feb. 1. 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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  • Foundation seeks nominations for Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award until February 15, 2019. The award is named in honor of The Florida Bar Foundation’s first executive director, who, over her 32-year career, was responsible for implementing the nation’s first Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program and spearheading virtually […]

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  • New law school challenge platform will match students, lawyers on pro bono cases

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s pro bono program will launch the Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge on Jan. 7, 2019. Using an online platform to match students with alumni mentors, Florida’s 12 law schools will compete to see which can take the most pro bono cases during the spring semester. “A core part of the […]

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