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The May 15 Bar News includes: how the Access to Civil Justice Commission is working to lower legal costs, a UF event that focused on mental health awareness and much more.

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The May 15 Bar News is now available with stories including:

The Access Commission works to drive down the cost of legal access.

To help pro se and low-income residents access the court system, a committee of the Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Civil Justice is discussing using paralegals with “advanced” training to provide limited legal assistance under lawyers’ supervision and procedural “navigators” at courthouses.

A UF program that focuses on mental health awareness for law students.

Daniel-John (DJ) Sewell spoke to University of Florida law students at an April 10 event at the law school that emphasized health and wellness for students and lawyers and where Sewell received the Bar’s annual G. Kirk Haas scholarship.

An Appellate Practice Section program that is assisting the state’s guardians ad litem.

Appellate Practice section members continue to volunteer with Guardian Ad Litem to assist the states’s nearly 32,000 abused, abandoned, and neglected children.

Read these and other stories featured in The Florida Bar News.