• Fort Lauderdale attorney Adele I. Stone to begin term as Foundation president

    Fort Lauderdale attorney Adele I. Stone will take office July 1 as president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that fosters law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. Stone has been a director on the Foundation’s board since 2000 and is a Fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation. “Through […]

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  • Positively pro bono: Real estate attorney becomes a lifeline for a woman and a young boy

    Within three months’ time, Sandra Infante lost her mother, her sister and her brother-in-law, and not too long after that, her job. Adding to her emotional strain, at the age of 51 she had suddenly found herself the unofficial guardian of her 12-year-old nephew, the sole survivor of a household wiped out by a combination […]

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  • Disproving guilt: The Innocence Project of Florida helps the wrongly convicted

    All Alan Crotzer wanted was for someone to listen, but no one did. Having served two years in prison for armed robbery, Crotzer had a record that made the prosecutor’s case more convincing. He would spend more than 24 years in prison, wrongly convicted of rape, burglary, robbery and aggravated assault, and might have remained […]

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  • McLeroy begins term as Foundation president

    Tampa attorney Kathleen McLeroy took office July 1 as president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that fosters law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. McLeroy received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University and earned her juris doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law in […]

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  • Florida Justice Summit examines alternatives to Florida’s growing prison system

    by Gabrielle Davis December 1, 2009 ORLANDO — Follow the path of the thousands of Florida juveniles who are incarcerated each year, and you’ll likely find that poverty, poor education and a difficult home life were the stepping stones that landed them behind bars. These jailed youths often become “inmates-in-training,” who eventually reach a graduation […]

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