• Board member supports Foundation financially and through advocacy

    Florida Bar Foundation board member Joseph “Jody” Hudgins has made a $10,001 donation to the Foundation. Hudgins, who was appointed to The Florida Bar Board of Governors as a public member in 2019, also serves on the Foundation’s board as designate for John M. Stewart, The Bar’s Immediate Past President.

  • William Sklar supports Foundation’s impact and advocacy through gift

    Seeing the potential for impacting various groups through legal aid, William Sklar, a member of Carlton Fields’ real estate and finance practice group, recently made a Legacy for Justice pledge of $10,000. “I’ve been particularly supportive of efforts and programs for those who are most vulnerable such as children and

  • Attorney Burton Young pays it forward

    As a student at Miami Beach High in the 1940s, Burton Young told a favorite teacher he thought his destiny was to be a shoe salesman. “I told her the only thing I excelled in was selling women’s shoes,” Young said. That teacher, Roberta Godbolt, and her lawyer husband saw

  • Goodall leads by example

    Deborah Goodall, an attorney in the Boca Raton, Fla., office of Goldman Felcoski & Stone, recently became a Legacy for Justice Society member by naming The Florida Bar Foundation as a beneficiary in her life insurance. “As someone who practices in the area of estate planning, I know well how

  • Searcy Denney makes largest ever law firm gift to The Florida Bar Foundation

    Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. has made a $75,000 gift to help fund the revival of The Florida Bar Foundation’s Summer Fellows program, which places second- and third-year law students at civil legal aid organizations to get first-hand experience in public interest law. “Searcy Denney’s gift is the

  • With a gift in their wills, Maria Henderson and Bill Van Nortwick go the extra mile to ensure access to justice

    They met at a water station while training in Jacksonville, Fla., for the New York City Marathon. He was an attorney, and she was in the insurance business in Tampa. Among the many things they soon discovered they had in common was a dedication to community service. Today, after more

  • David Prather’s gift to help usher in legal aid’s next generation

    A civil trial attorney with Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin in West Palm Beach, Florida Bar Foundation board member David Prather understands the importance of cultivating a talented legal team. So, through a $50,000 pledge to the Foundation, Prather is helping Florida’s legal aid organizations develop their

  • Cooke fits legal services to the poor into his career—and his estate plan

    The start of Ham Cooke’s legal career coincided with an event that marked a turning point, not only in American history, but also in Cooke’s perspective on his own role in society. An Army veteran and political moderate raised in Kentucky, Cooke was no ’60s radical, but he took the assassination

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    Trial Lawyers Section provides training scholarships for legal aid attorneys

    The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers section provided more than $7,000 worth of scholarships enabling four legal aid attorneys to attend the section’s Advanced Trial Advocacy 2016 seminar May 10-14 at the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law in Gainesville. The Florida Bar Foundation accepted applications from legal

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    Family Law Section gives its third $75,000 gift to The Florida Bar Foundation

    With a unanimous vote of its Executive Council Jan. 30, The Florida Bar’s Family Law Section approved its third $75,000 donation to The Florida Bar Foundation since 2012. Section Chair Maria C. Gonzalez presented the gift at the Foundation’s March 4 board meeting along with David Manz, who as Family

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    Florida Bar sections continue to provide vital funding

    Four Florida Bar sections have donated a combined $200,000 to The Florida Bar Foundation in 2015-16, including a $75,000 gift from the Family Law Section that is earmarked for Children’s Legal Services grants. The Business Law Section and the Appellate Practice Section each gave $50,000 and the Criminal Law Section

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    Florida Bar Leadership Academy makes leadership gift

    by Doug Sachs The Florida Bar Leadership Academy Class II on June 27 demonstrated what being leaders is all about by making a collective $34,200 pledge to The Florida Bar Foundation, the Academy’s first such contribution. “The Foundation is the hidden gem for lawyers who want to give back and