The Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc., selected The Florida Bar Foundation as one of six recipients of the 2012 Paul H. Chapman Award.
The Foundation will use the $10,000 award to increase its 2012-13 grant funding.
The FIJ is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 for the purpose of improving local, state, and federal systems of justice in the United States. The Florida Bar Foundation was nominated for the Paul H. Chapman award by past award winner Annette Boyd Pitts, executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association, a Florida Bar Foundation improvements in the administration of justice grantee.
FLREA uses Bar Foundation funds for model civic- and law-related education programs and to support the Justice Teaching Institute, a four-and-a-half-day institute on the judicial branch taught by all seven Florida Supreme Court justices that provides 25 Florida teachers with first-hand experience in the appellate process.
The Foundation for Improvement of Justice award is presented to individuals or organizations whose programs improve various systems of justice. The awards are given for accomplishments, not grants for future projects.