• Howard Talenfeld to receive The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2018 Medal of Honor Award for a Lawyer

    As managing partner of Talenfeld Law and founding president of Florida’s Children First,  Howard Talenfeld is being honored with the Medal of Honor Award for a Lawyer for his legislative efforts that significantly improved services for dependent children with special needs and foster children, for his advocacy that led to an improved child welfare system, […]

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  • Former Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    Former Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry of Longwood, Fla., has been appointed by The Florida Supreme Court to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. His term begins July 1, 2018. Perry received his bachelor’s […]

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  • Attorney Raymond Reid to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    Jacksonville attorney Raymond Reid has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. His term begins July 1, 2018. Reid is a partner at Pajcic & Pajcic, focusing his practice in the areas of personal injury, […]

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  • Attorney Maria C. Gonzalez to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    Ft. Lauderdale attorney Maria C. Gonzalez has been appointed by The Florida Bar to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Her term begins July 1, 2018. Gonzalez is a board-certified marital and family lawyer with Young, Berman, […]

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  • Harkness to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    Former Florida Bar executive director John F. “Jack” Harkness Jr. has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. His term begins July 1, 2018. After serving as the State Courts Administrator for six years, Harkness […]

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  • Attorney Mayanne Downs to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    Orlando attorney Mayanne Downs has been appointed by The Florida Bar to the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. President and managing director at GrayRobinson, Downs has served as president of the Orange County Bar Association and its Legal Aid Society, and […]

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  • Thomas R. Oldt takes office as the first vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation

    Winter Haven, Fla., investment advisor Thomas R. Oldt will take office July 1, 2018, as first vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Oldt earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida and served in the U.S. Navy during the […]

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  • Attorney Ashley Sybesma to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    Key West attorney Ashley Sybesma has been appointed by The Florida Supreme Court to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Her term begins July 1, 2018. Sybesma is a senior associate for Smith Hawks, PL, focusing her […]

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  • Tampa attorney Hala Sandridge takes office as President-Elect of The Florida Bar Foundation

    Tampa attorney Hala Sandridge will take office July 1, 2018, as the president-elect of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Sandridge, co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, practices in the area of appellate law. She earned her bachelor’s degree […]

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  • 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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