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Support Children's Legal Services

Michelle Gonska wishes more kids could get the kind of help her son Austin got from legal aid attorney Valerie Dominique. You can help make her wish come true by giving to Children's Legal Services. Learn more.

Providing Greater Access to Justice

Every day, in every city in Florida, we help Legal Aid help those least able to afford a lawyer. We are The Florida Bar Foundation, and we believe the justice system works best when it works for everyone. Learn more.

Funding for the Innocence Project of Florida

The Florida Bar Foundation is the largest funder of the Innocence Project of Florida, which has helped exonerate 13 people using post-conviction DNA evidence. One of them, James Bain, served 35 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Learn more.

Positively Pro Bono

Having lost her life savings in a scam, Caroline Pennington began rebuilding her life at age 75. Pro bono attorney Dorothy Negrin helped Pennington file for bankruptcy and get a fresh start. Learn more.

Cy Pres Awards Benefit Legal Aid

A $295,000 cy pres award secured for the Foundation in 2008 by Tampa attorney John Yanchunis will go a long way toward supporting the work of those who represent the state's most vulnerable citizens. Learn more.

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The warrior and the soldier

Ericka Garcia and Elizabeth GuzmanElizabeth Guzman almost lost her severely disabled daughter. Were it not for the advocacy of Ericka Garcia, she might have.


How Ashlyn got her sparkle back

After receiving legal assistance from a Foundation-funded Children's Legal Services grantee, Ashlyn Sikes' special education needs were met.

One student's path to Stanford

Leonardo Leal

Stanford University student Leonardo Leal was able to pursue his college dreams thanks to the help of his legal aid attorney.

Speaking of Justice

When she ended up in foster care after her father's suicide, "Stephanie Davis" found the advocate she needed at Miami Law's Children & Youth Law Clinic. A $100,000 Florida Bar Foundation grant made with funds from the Batchelor Foundation is helping the clinic carry on its important work..

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Become a Fellow

Fellows are life members of The Florida Bar Foundation; core supporters who believe in the value of justice and the importance of the Foundation's leadership and charitable programs. If you haven't already done so, please consider making your Fellows pledge.

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Grant Programs

The Foundation board allocates grant funds annually to the three Florida Supreme Court-approved uses of IOTA funds:

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