• The Launch: Claud Nelson, Florida Pro Bono Matters, and Legal Aid’s March Madness Equivalent

    LSC’s Best Practices Corner recently interviewed the Foundation’s director of pro bono, Claud Nelson. “A couple of years ago in Florida, a giant idea was hatched to reinvigorate pro bono in the state by creating a centralized and easily accessible catalog of pro bono opportunities. It eventually became Florida Pro Bono Matters, which launched in April […]

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  • Paul C. Doyle Children’s Advocacy Award presented to Americans for Immigrant Justice

    For its work to reunite children in immigration detention centers with their families, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ) has been awarded the Paul C. Doyle Children’s Advocacy Award. The award, which is given biannually, recognizes high quality legal representation and systemic legal advocacy for Florida’s low-income children by programs that receive Children’s Legal Services grants […]

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  • Three Florida law schools awarded in Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge

    The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of its Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge at The Florida Bar Annual Convention June 27. Florida Coastal School of Law won the top honor, the MVP Pro Bono Champion Award, for matching the most students with its own alumni. Florida A&M University College of Law won for […]

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  • Goldstein – Van Nortwick Award for Excellence to replace Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence

    The Foundation’s Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence has been renamed the Goldstein – Van Nortwick Award for Excellence. The award recognizes a project of significant impact work undertaken by a Foundation grantee, and is awarded once every two years. In 1994, Florida Bar Boundation board member Steven M. Goldstein passed away suddenly. The Foundation created […]

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  • IDignity attorney awarded the Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award

    Jackie Dowd, managing attorney of nonprofit poverty and social justice firm Legal Advocacy at Work and legal counsel for Orlando-based IDignity, has received The Florida Bar Foundation’s Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award. The award is named for the Foundation’s first executive director, recognizing individuals who, over their careers, have achieved meaningful, effective and lasting […]

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    Senn receives 2019 President’s Award for Excellence

    Foundation Second Vice President Stephen R. Senn received the Foundation’s 2019 President’s Award for Excellence. Senn begins his term as the first vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation’s board of directors on July 1. He began serving on the board in 2012 and is currently the chair of the investment committee. Steve also serves […]

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  • Foundation seeks applicants from Middle District for Engle grants

    The Florida Bar Foundation has opened a grant application for $3.6 million to be awarded to qualified legal aid organizations in the Middle of District of Florida to assist litigants in obtaining representation in court. The Foundation received the money from a four-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Middle District of […]

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  • 2019 Medal of Honor Recipients Named

    Tampa lawyer Michael Bedke, a partner with DLA Piper, and Miami lawyer Richard C. Milstein, a partner with Akerman, have been selected as recipients of The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2019 Medal of Honor Award, the Foundation’s highest honor. Michael Bedke Bedke, a real estate partner in the DLA Piper Tampa office, is being honored for his […]

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    Statement on the passing of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

    The Foundation is saddened by the news of the passing of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, a champion of our legal community. We would like to share a statement from our grantee, The Innocence Project of Florida: It is with profound sadness that the Board of Directors and Staff of the Innocence Project of Florida mourn the […]

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    Stephen R. Senn takes office as first vice president of Foundation

    Lakeland attorney Stephen R. Senn will take office July 1, 2019, as the first vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation. Board certified in appellate practice, Senn is a shareholder with Peterson & Myers, P.A., where his practice includes appeals and federal litigation, as well as employment and business disputes. Senn earned his bachelor’s and […]

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  • EJW Fellow lays foundation for change in rural immigrant neighborhoods

    By Natalie Disla Passionate about sparking change for immigrant and migrant families, Joseph Cordova, a 2018-20 Florida Bar Foundation-sponsored Equal Justice Works Fellow, practices community lawyering near south Putnam and northwest Volusia Counties. “They’re definitely the most vulnerable people that we have in our country,” Cordova said. “The whole reason I went to law school […]

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