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CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP CREATES LIST OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN FLORIDA’S LEGAL AND JUSTICE SYSTEMS

February 2nd, 2021

To involve more Floridians in the state’s legal and justice systems, The Florida Bar’s Citizens Advisory Committee has compiled information, links, and contacts of more than a dozen ways nonlawyer volunteers may apply for appointments. These resources are posted at floridabar.org/volunteer. While they cannot practice law, there are more than a dozen ways that Floridians…

HALLANDALE BEACH’S ANTHONY C. MUSTO TO RECEIVE TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 12th, 2021

Attorney Anthony C. Musto (photo) of Hallandale Beach, who has been dedicated to provid­ing pro bono legal services for his entire 45-year career, is the recipient of the 2021 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Jan….

13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE BARBARA TWINE THOMAS TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 12th, 2021

The Hon. Barbara Twine Thomas (photo), judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit Criminal Division serving Hillsborough county, is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services, will be presented by Chief Justice…

YOUNG LAWYER FAY OLGA PAPPAS OF WINTER PARK TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 12th, 2021

Fay Olga Pappas (photo) is the recipient of the 2021 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is 35 or younger or who has not practiced for more than five years. The award will be presented in a Jan. 28…

VIRGINIA M. HERNANDEZ COVINGTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 12th, 2021

The Hon. Virginia M. Hernandez Covington (photo), a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services,…

NOVEY+GONZALEZ LAW OFFICE TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 12th, 2021

Novey+Gonzalez, LLC., will receive the 2021 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards virtual ceremony on Jan. 28 hosted by the Supreme Court of Florida. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation will be presented by Chief Justice…

CABA PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 12th, 2021

CABA Pro Bono Legal Services is the recipient of the 2021 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Jan. 28 ceremony streamed live by the Supreme Court of Florida. The award recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery…

21 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 28

January 12th, 2021

The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Jan. 28 ceremony streamed live online by the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor…

FLORIDA BAR REPORTS ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PRESIDENT-ELECT

December 17th, 2020

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 19 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; one unopposed candidate will serve as the new board member in the 8th circuit; and two seats in the 11th and 15th circuits have contested elections. In addition, two members have been…

PARKER THOMSON AWARDS HONOR JOURNALISTS AT VIRTUAL CEREMONY

August 3rd, 2020

The 2020 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida were presented in a video during the Virtual 2020 Florida Press Association Awards Presentation. The awards are presented by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee in recognition of outstanding journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Judges…