• Foundation seeks director applicants

    December 1, 2014 MAITLAND, Fla. —The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking applicants for six seats on its board of directors for terms starting July 2015 under the Florida Supreme Court – approved governance plan. The plan calls for 18 members of the Bar Foundation board to be selected in equal portions by the Florida Supreme […]

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  • Speaking of Justice – Fall 2014

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  • Rule challenge restores millions in food stamps, mostly to elderly, disabled

    Thomas Mayer, 86, lives alone in a two-bedroom, tin-roofed house in the woods of rural Calhoun County, Fla., where his only companion is a 2-year-old Labrador mix named Boy. Mayer, not his real name, does his own plumbing, air conditioning, electrical work and auto repair, enabling him to live on just $911 a month in […]

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  • Foundation taps Donna Marino to lead development efforts

    Donna Marino, CFRE, has joined The Florida Bar Foundation as its development manager with responsibility for increasing financial support for the Foundation’s mission of providing greater access to justice in Florida. Principal support for the Foundation’s charitable activities comes from the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program authorized by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. […]

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  • Foundation’s early investments in the fight against human trafficking continue to pay dividends

    When her labor pains started, Jacinta Moreno, 15, pleaded to be taken to a hospital to have her baby, but the man who had forced her into labor in a Ft. Pierce, Fla., orange grove would not allow it. “He said to me, ‘You can’t go to a hospital, because if you go, they will […]

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  • Foundation grantees stepping up to help children fleeing violence in Central America

      Even though their mother had already died in the Arizona desert on her way north from their native Honduras, Angie, 17, and Oscar, 12, decided their odds of survival would be better if they followed her path than if they stayed at home, where they were under constant threat from gangs. “Our grandmother told […]

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  • President’s Message

    When The Florida Bar Foundation board meets Dec. 5, it will face some tough decisions. Even anticipating a $6 million loan recently approved by The Florida Bar Board of Governors to be made over the next two years, the Foundation this year will have only $7.7 million available for its legal aid grantees, a 34 […]

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  • Naples attorney John P. Cardillo to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    by Nancy Kinnally November 2014 MAITLAND, Fla. — Naples attorney John P. Cardillo has been appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. A past president of the Collier County Bar Association, Cardillo was a founding […]

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  • Children’s Campaign 2014

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