• 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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  • Foundation receives $341,897 cy pres award

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $341,897 cy pres award from a class action settlement in a case concerning the rights of consumers whose cars were repossessed. Ft. Lauderdale attorney Robert W. Murphy represented the class against TD Bank, N.A. Judge John B. Bowman of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County approved the cy […]

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  • Your investment makes an impact

    Would you know what to do if the bus that takes your disabled child to school every day suddenly stopped coming, and you had no other means of transportation? Beatrice was born with Down syndrome, a heart defect and is wheelchair-bound. Beatrice’s parents rely on a family member for rides to work. For years, Beatrice’s […]

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  • What is civil legal aid? An animated explainer.

    Civil Legal Aid Animated Video Explainer from Voices for Civil Justice on Vimeo.

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  • Foundation allocates $10.8 million in funding

    The Florida Bar Foundation board of directors allocated $10,814,244 in 2018-19 funding at its first quarter board meeting Sept. 14. The Foundation will use $6.8 million from Bank of America’s (BOA) settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice; the remainder of funding comes from Florida’s Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program. “The Foundation is excited […]

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  • William Sklar supports Foundation’s impact and advocacy through gift

    Seeing the potential for impacting various groups through legal aid, William Sklar, a member of Carlton Fields’ real estate and finance practice group, recently made a Legacy for Justice pledge of $10,000. “I’ve been particularly supportive of efforts and programs for those who are most vulnerable such as children and the disabled,” said Sklar. “I […]

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  • 2019 Community Economic Development grant application process begins Aug. 31

    The 2019 Community Economic Development grant application process will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. The deadline for grant applications is 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Paper or emailed applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted via Legal Server. New applicants should […]

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  • 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 lawyers 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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