The Florida Bar
|Public Interest Law|
Office of the Public Defender, 6th circuit
7530 Little Rd Ste 202
New Port Richey, Florida 34654
Phone: 727 8478155
Mr. Anthony Charles Musto, Chair-elect
P.O. Box 2956
Hallandale Beach, FL 33008-2956
Public Interest Law Section's Legislative positions
Section administrator phone number and general CLE information.
End of Year Financial Statement
Florida Public Interest Journal:
The Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award is given biennially by PILS, and was established to honor the memory of distinguished attorney and advocate Jane Hunter Shaeffer, who died in September, 2009. Ms. Shaeffer was the founder and former Chair of the Public Interest Law Section’s Committee on Homelessness and was a long-time advocate for homeless persons. Ms. Shaeffer was a driving force in the founding and continued success of Tallahassee’s main homeless shelter (The Shelter), established in 1989, and also served as the first statewide director of Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program, in addition to her many other accomplishments. The inaugural award was presented post-humously in Ms. Shaeffer’s name, in January 2010, to her family.
Affiliate Member Dues: $35.00
All members receive section publications, are encouraged to participate in the committees, and are offered an opportunity to network with legal professionals with similar interests. All Florida Bar members in good standing are encouraged to join. Additionally, legislators and legislative staff members, agency staff, public interest advocates, and representatives of for-profit and non-profit private sector initiatives are encouraged to join as an affiliate member.