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FLORIDA BAR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS

August 14th, 2018

The Florida Bar has issued a call for nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which honor lawyers, judges, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service. The deadline for most nominations is Nov. 1, 2018, while nominations for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award is Aug….

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS JAN. 25

January 22nd, 2018

The 2018 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor. Thursday’s ceremony will be streamed live at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel as well as on the first Facebook Live…

GEORGE EDGECOMB BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 8th, 2018

The George Edgecomb Bar Association, the largest predominately African-American voluntary bar association in the Tampa area, is the recipient of the 2018 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award. The award, which recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro…

YOUNG LAWYER ALLISON M. STOCKER OF JACKSONVILLE TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 8th, 2018

Allison M. Stocker of Jacksonville (photo) is the recipient of the 2018 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 or who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented at a Jan….

21 LAWYERS TO RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 25

January 8th, 2018

The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 25 ceremony at 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 by recognizing those…

THIRD DCA JUDGE VANCE E. SALTER TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 8th, 2018

The Hon. Vance E. Salter (photo), a judge with Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal, is the recipient of the 2018 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 Jorge Labarga…

TAMPA’S STEPHEN M. TODD TO RECEIVE 2018 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 8th, 2018

Attorney Stephen M. Todd (photo) of Tampa, who says his pro bono legal work has helped him understand that life is about serving others, is the recipient of the 2018 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga at a Jan….

JUDGE PATRICIA SEITZ TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 8th, 2018

The Hon. Patricia Seitz (photo), senior judge in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, is the 2018 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which recognizes an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially as it relates to the…

HALLISKY & DAVIS LAW FIRM TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 4th, 2018

Hallisky & Davis, with offices in Daytona Beach and Sanford, will receive the 2018 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony. 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 Jorge Labarga on…

FLORIDA BAR SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS

October 23rd, 2017

This week (Oct. 22-28) marks the 2017 National Celebration of Pro Bono, a time to encourage lawyers to give freely of their time in helping society’s most vulnerable people. It also means that there are only two weeks left to make nominations for Florida’s annual pro bono awards, which honor lawyers, judges, law firms and…