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    Cuomo appointed to Foundation board

    Palm Beach Gardens wealth manager and banker Vincent Cuomo has been appointed as a public member to serve 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. Cuomo is an executive partner with Pursuit Wealth Management and has spent more […]

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    Foundation to honor award winners

    The Honorable Emiliano Jose “E.J.” Salcines Jr. has been selected as the recipient of The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2021 Medal of Honor Award, the Foundation’s highest honor. Anthony J. Karrat, executive director of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Legal Aid Service of Collier County, will receive the 2021 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service […]

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  • Bookman to take office as president of Foundation

    Connie Bookman, founder and CEO of Pensacola nonprofit Pathways for Change, will take office July 1, 2021, as president of The Florida Bar Foundation. The Foundation is a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Bookman will be just the second non-lawyer to hold the position. A licensed clinical social […]

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    Schwarz appointed to Foundation board

    Jacksonville nonprofit governance consultant James Schwarz has been appointed as a public member to serve 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. Schwarz has served as president of Compass Development and Governance Group since 1991, where he works […]

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    Tinsley reappointed to Foundation board

    Tampa and Winter Haven restauranteur George Tinsley Sr. has been reappointed as a public member to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2021, on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Tinsley is CEO of PenGeo, Inc., GWTinsley Consulting, Tinsley Group […]

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    Oral argument for IOTA rule change set for May 5

    The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the proposed Bar rule amendment on IOTA funds on May 5 at 9 a.m. The live broadcast can be found at: On the web: Streaming live on WFSU: Gavel to Gavel and the Florida Channel On Facebook: Streaming via Facebook Live On YouTube: Streaming live on YouTube On TV: Through your local Florida Channel provider

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  • Foundation announces Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge winners

    The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge April 5. Stetson University College of Law won the top honor, the MVP Pro Bono Champion Award, for matching the most students with its own alumni. Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law won for most student engagement. […]

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    Spring 2021 Board Meeting Report

    Quarterly Board Report for March 12, 2021 Via virtual meeting The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors met via Zoom conference on March 12, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The major actions of the board and reports received included: Election of Foundation Board of Directors John F. Harkness and Raymond P. Reid, Jr. were […]

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  • Board member supports Foundation financially and through advocacy

    Florida Bar Foundation board member Joseph “Jody” Hudgins has made a $10,001 donation to the Foundation. Hudgins, who was appointed to The Florida Bar Board of Governors as a public member in 2019, also serves on the Foundation’s board as designate for John M. Stewart, The Bar’s Immediate Past President. A banker for more than […]

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  • The Loan Repayment Assistance Program: A Legacy of Making a Difference

    Since 1996, lawyers employed by Florida’s civil legal aid providers have been able to pay down more than $10 million of their law school loans thanks to The Florida Bar Foundation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). “But for LRAP, I would not have been able to remain in legal services,” says Jena Hudson, Pro Bono […]

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    Message from the President – Winter 2021

    As I approach nine years of service with The Florida Bar Foundation, I recall that for some time every board meeting was an education about the many moving parts of the Foundation, and how all of those components fit together to serve the cause of justice. The Foundation is a vaguely understood entity. I thought […]

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  • Newly formed Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) hosts virtual Legal Services Roundtable

    The newly formed Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) will host a virtual Legal Services Roundtable on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 12-1:30 p.m. ET for legal services providers in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The LFAA is a recently established organization consisting of more than 285 U.S. law firms across the country […]

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