Special message from Florida Bar President Greg Coleman

The Florida Bar Foundation is the only nonprofit organization linking 30 legal aid grantees statewide to provide legal services to vulnerable populations including the elderly, children, domestic violence victims, and families living in poverty.

Your support has never been more critical. When a child with autism in Volusia County was being sent home from school for behaviors related to his condition and denied the special education services guaranteed him by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, legal aid was there to make sure the school system didn’t fail him. When elderly Haitian-American agricultural workers from Miami-Dade County were being paid less than the federal minimum wage, legal aid was there to defend their rights. When a veteran of Desert Storm in Jacksonville is facing foreclosure, or a battered woman and her children in Tallahassee need protection from abuse, where do they turn? Legal aid.

These cases are real. And for these clients, there is often no other solution. Your support of The Florida Bar Foundation helps ensure that legal aid will continue to be there for those with nowhere else to turn.

Please give as generously as you can.

Gregory W. Coleman, President The Florida Bar