Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award


IDignity lawyer Jackie Dowd accepts the 2019 Curran Award from Foundation board member Ray Reid.

The Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award is named in honor of The Florida Bar Foundation’s first executive director, who, over her 32-year career, was responsible for implementing the nation’s first Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program and spearheading virtually every innovation utilized in the IOTA/IOLTA movement throughout the United States until her retirement.

The award is intended to recognize an individual who, over his or her career, has achieved meaningful, effective and lasting increases in access to civil justice for the poor in the State of Florida. The recipients may be legal aid attorneys, Foundation employees, non-lawyer legal aid staff members, or other public service/governmental staff whose work involves the justice system, and whose commitment sets them apart to an extraordinary degree as deserving of such recognition. The award is presented each year at The Florida Bar Foundation Annual Award Ceremony during The Florida Bar Annual Convention.

2023 Nomination Form 

(February 15, 2023, deadline)

Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award