Garcia joins Foundation as director of pro bono

Ericka Garcia

Ericka Garcia

Former legal aid attorney Ericka Garcia has joined The Florida Bar Foundation staff to support local and statewide efforts to expand pro bono partnerships with bar associations, law firms, courts, law schools and legal aid organizations. As director of pro bono partnerships, Garcia will collaborate with The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, The Florida Bar, the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, Florida Bar Foundation grantee organizations and other groups to implement an expanded vision for pro bono in Florida. Garcia comes to the Foundation from the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, which she joined in 2009 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow supported by the Foundation and the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. There, she advocated as a Guardian ad Litem for dependent children with developmental disabilities and had recently had taken on added responsibilities related to development and grant administration. “We have no doubt that Ericka’s leadership in this position will be transformational for pro bono in Florida,” Foundation CEO Bruce Blackwell said.

 

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