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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 Foundation’s mission is to promote public service among lawyers by making it an integral part of the law school experience. The Foundation launched a statewide pilot pro bono competition among Florida law schools in January 2019.

  • Foundation to kick off 2020 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge

    The 2020 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge will kick off on Feb. 3, 2020. The statewide competition, now in its second 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 through April 3, 2020,

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    Foundation creates two projects to benefit grantees

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s board of directors approved two projects to help its grantees boost their financial positions.  At its quarterly board meeting on December 13 in Orlando, the Foundation passed the Limited Matching Funds Grant Program (LMFGP) and adopted a Spending and Reserve Policy. The LMFGP will provide grantees

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    Foundation raises $63,665 for Loan Repayment Assistance Program at dinner

    By Carley Conrod At the 43rd Annual Dinner and Reception on June 27, more than $63,000 was raised in support of the Foundation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). Through LRAP, the Foundation helps legal aid organizations recruit and retain high-quality lawyers. It does this by funding a $5,000 annual paydown

  • Equal Justice: The Indispensable Role of Legal Services

    Speakers include Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman; Voices for Civil Justice Executive Director Martha Bergmark, Director of the Michigan Legal Help Program Angela Tripp and Florida Justice Technology Center Executive Director Joyce Raby. Moderated by Florida Bar Foundation President Juliette E. Lippman, BA ’90, George Washington University. Please RSVP to JBrown@FlaBarFndn.org

  • New platform matches Florida law students, lawyers on pro bono cases

    The Foundation launched the Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge on Jan. 7. Using an online platform to match students with alumni mentors, Florida’s 12 law schools will compete to see which can take the most pro bono cases during the spring semester. “A core part of the Foundation’s mission

  • Application open for 2019 Civil Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program

    The 2019 Civil Legal Services Summer Fellowship student application is now available at https://form.jotform.com/90166379257163. This program seeks 10 ambitious Florida law students to participate in an exciting 11-week summer fellowship with one of Florida’s civil legal aid organizations. The organization and the summer fellow will be matched using their preferences outlined

  • New law school challenge platform will match students, lawyers on pro bono cases

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s pro bono program will launch the Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge on Jan. 7, 2019. Using an online platform to match students with alumni mentors, Florida’s 12 law schools will compete to see which can take the most pro bono cases during the spring semester.