• Foundation upgrades online pro bono news and information

    The Florida Bar Foundation is working to streamline and improve statewide online pro bono news and information in order to facilitate pro bono engagement and partnerships. The Foundation has created a new Web page, www.TheFloridaBarFoundation.org/probono, to share information about pro bono in Florida, including initiatives in which the Foundation is

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    Florida Justice Technology Center holds its first board meeting

    TAMPA, Fla. —The Florida Justice Technology Center, a new statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology, held its first board meeting Sept. 11 at the Tampa offices of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. Judge Catherine Peek McEwen of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for

  • Florida Justice Technology Center launches with Florida Bar Foundation funding

    July 8, 2015 MAITLAND, Fla. —A new statewide nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology has been launched with $725,000 in funding from The Florida Bar Foundation. The Florida Justice Technology Center is made possible through the start-up funding, which was included as part

  • New access commission shares Foundation’s primary goal

    The Florida Bar Foundation’s mission of providing greater access to justice is now the goal of a commission created last fall by administrative order of Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and funded by The Florida Bar. The 27-member Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice is studying the unmet civil

  • Fellowship funded by Greenberg Traurig and The Florida Bar Foundation to address barriers to health-care access

    International law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and The Florida Bar Foundation are joining forces to fund a program that will help low-income and disadvantaged Floridians in Miami-Dade County receive better access to health care. Charlotte Joseph Cassel, who is expected to graduate from the University of Miami School of Law

  • Foundation helps lead statewide advances in access to justice

    Work has begun on a reinvigorated technology initiative that will help The Florida Bar Foundation further live up to its “Leadership and Funding for Justice in Florida” tagline. “Many people are aware of the Foundation’s role as a funder but are less familiar with its significant leadership role when it

  • Foundation continues to fund the Innocence Project of Florida

    The Florida Bar Foundation has cut its grants through the Improvements in the Administration of Justice grant program from $2.7 million in 2008-09 to $502,516 in 2012-13 due to the lack of revenue from Florida’s Interest on Trust Accounts Program. Among the projects still funded through the program is the

  • Grants update

    The Florida Bar Foundation has provided its legal aid grantees with updated projections for anticipated grant cuts through the 2015-16 fiscal year. By then, the Foundation anticipates that it will have made cuts of 76 percent since 2009-10 in the general support grants it provides 30 legal aid grantees throughout

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    Florida Bar Foundation convenes children’s legal services grantees

    September 2011 by Gabrielle Davis Former foster youth Ashtavia Maddox gave a powerful charge to 45 children’s legal services attorneys gathered September 15-16 in Orlando. “Stay empowered,” she said, urging the group to continue to help ensure the legal rights of thousands of low-income and foster children in Florida. The

  • Foundation co-sponsors Florida Justice Summit

    November 2009 TAMPA — With partial support from The Florida Bar Foundation in the form of a $160,000 grant made through the Foundation’s Improvements in the Administration of Justice Grant Program, the Collins Center for Public Policy is hosting the Florida Justice Summit 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay