• 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

  • Message from the President – Fall 2016

    For many reasons, 2016 is likely to stand out in our collective memory for years to come, but one thing I hope every Florida resident, including lawyers and judges, will long remember is that 2016 was the year Florida joined the long list of states with a permanent access to

  • Legal aid attorneys push Florida Medicaid to cover cure for hepatitis C

    For two years Vickie Goldstein filed appeals and wrote letters trying to get Florida’s Medicaid program to pay for a drug with the potential to cure her of the viral infection that was slowly destroying her liver. For two years she got the same answer: You have to get sicker

  • Foundation continues to play vital role in Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice

    When Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga issued an administrative order Oct. 10 re-establishing the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice and making it permanent, the Florida Supreme Court’s news release recognized The Florida Bar Foundation and The Florida Bar as co-equal partners in the effort to create Florida’s first

  • Foundation funded first training for state’s court public information staff

    As The Florida Bar Foundation celebrates its 60th anniversary, we are taking a look back at how a small grant helped make a big difference to Florida’s courts. In early 2016, the Florida Supreme Court issued a statewide Court Communication Plan to be implemented by the state’s court public information

  • Anais Taboas

    Florida Bar Foundation hires South Florida pro bono program officer

    Anais Taboas joined The Florida Bar Foundation Nov. 7 as its new South Florida Pro Bono Program Officer and is working out of space donated by Akerman LLP in its Miami office. A statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice, the Foundation is based in