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Public Interest Law Section's Legislative positions
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Florida Public Interest Journal:
- Civil Rights Committee Chair
Christopher Michael Jones
Consumer Protection Committee Chair
Alice Maria Vickers
Disability Law Committee Chair
Sarah Rebecca Sullivan
Homelessness Committee Chair
Kirsten Noelle Clanton
Children’s Rights Committee Chair
Nonprofits Committee Co-Chairs
John Copelan, Jr.
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.