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    Foundation renews Westlaw contract

    The Florida Bar Foundation has renewed its contract with Westlaw for five years. Westlaw, an online legal database platform, provides case histories, form builders and sophisticated research tools for lawyers. The Foundation’s subscription allows more than 20 Florida legal aid organizations to access Westlaw’s many tools at a reduced rate.

  • Miami Law is 2022 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge MVP

    The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of the 2022 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge in April. The University of Miami School of Law won the MVP Pro Bono Award for matching the most students with its own alumni. For the second year in a row, Barry University Dwayne

  • 2022 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge begins Jan. 31

    The 2022 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge, run by The Florida Bar Foundation, will begin on Jan. 31, 2022. The statewide competition, now in its fourth year, connects Florida law students with lawyers to partner on pro bono cases from legal aid organizations. Students and lawyers can visit www.FloridaLawSchoolChallenge.org

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    One Promise Pledge

    In this season of giving, consider a donation of your time toward a pro bono case next year. Pledge now to make one promise – the promise of a gift of your time that will benefit a needy Floridian. Fill out an online pledge form. Print a pledge form. Sign

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    Foundation launches One Promise Campaign to increase pro bono work

    Today, The Florida Bar Foundation is launching The One Promise Campaign, an effort to increase pro bono work among lawyers in Florida. Visit OnePromiseFlorida.org for more information, or FloridaProBonoMatters.org to take a pro bono case today.   Thank you to The Bench Bar Fund of the U.S. District Court Middle

  • Foundation kicks off third year of Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge

    The 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge will kick off on Feb. 1, 2021. The statewide competition, now in its third year, connects Florida law students with lawyers to partner on pro bono cases from local legal aid organizations. Students and lawyers can visit www.FloridaLawSchoolChallenge.org Feb. 1 through March

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    Foundation effort connects legal aid programs to emeritus lawyers

    The Florida Bar Foundation has facilitated an easy way for more than 30 legal aid programs to reach out and connect with new potential pro bono lawyers. Spurred by The Florida Bar Pro Bono Legal Services Committee’s desire to engage emeritus lawyers, the Foundation has created an outreach package designed

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    Six law students to complete virtual legal aid fellowships through Foundation funding

    Six Florida law students will have the opportunity to work in civil legal aid programs this summer through The Florida Bar Foundation’s Summer Fellows Grant Program. “Summer fellows have a unique opportunity to hone real-world legal skills and develop awareness of civil legal aid issues through their work with legal

  • Legal aid programs prepare, respond in face of COVID-19

    As the reality of stay-at-home orders, social distancing and closed businesses set in for Floridians in mid-March, the state’s civil legal aid programs and the Foundation came together to prepare for providing legal services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Foundation and legal aid staff members acted quickly to transition to remote

  • Foundation announces Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge alumni, student winners

    The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge April 29. The University of Miami School of Law won the top honor, the MVP Pro Bono Champion Award, for matching the most students with its own alumni. Florida State University College of Law

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    Foundation awards $6.4 million in Community Economic Development grants

    The Florida Bar Foundation board on Dec. 13 approved $6,443,162 in grants to 25 legal aid providers to address community economic development. Following a $16.65 billion settlement agreement between Bank of America (BOA) and the Department of Justice in 2014, BOA agreed to resolve federal and state claims by making

  • FAQs: Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge

    What is the Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge? A core part of The Florida Bar Foundation’s mission is to promote public service among lawyers by making it an integral part of the law school experience. The Foundation launched the Challenge among Florida law schools in January 2019. The goal