• Study finds civil legal aid yields seven-fold return on investment

    With funding for civil legal aid in Florida at its lowest point in 10 years, a new study shows that every dollar spent on civil legal services for the state’s low-income residents yields more than $7 in economic impacts. Commissioned by The Florida Bar Foundation, the study found that 33

  • Message from the President

    In the midst of perhaps the most challenging period in its history from a financial standpoint, as the chart below indicates, The Florida Bar Foundation has recently made significant progress addressing access to justice issues for all Floridians. During the past year our board adopted a strategic reset, in which

  • New interactive pro bono website puts attorneys in driver’s seat

    Lawyers in Miami-Dade County who want to volunteer their services now have an easy way to find just the right case through an interactive website being developed by The Florida Bar Foundation. “This system puts pro bono attorneys in the driver’s seat, giving them a userfriendly way to filter and

  • Escambia Project

    Escambia Project utilizes community design to create new legal services models

    For two and a half days in early February, legal aid attorneys, community activists, social service providers, law professors, Florida Bar Foundation staff and others gathered at a community service center in Pensacola to design new approaches to the delivery of legal services. Led by Margaret Hagan, director of the