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Oct 26th, 2018

Pro Bono Week, Day 5

During this National Celebration of Pro Bono, our Florida colleagues and communities hit by Hurricane Michael are fresh on our minds.  But there are many survivors of prior hurricanes and other recent disasters in Florida and other states who continue to suffer life-altering impacts and need legal assistance.  The ABA’s Disaster Relief group is continuing to provide legal assistance to those rebuilding their lives and businesses following last year’s Hurricane Irma, as well as disasters affecting other parts of our country, like Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Maria, and the California Wildfires.    Read More
Oct 24th, 2018

Pro Bono Week, Day 3

Today we spotlight one way you can meaningfully assist disaster survivors—from the comfort of your own office.  A toll-free Legal Aid Disaster Hotline is available for Hurricane Michael survivors in Florida who cannot pay for an attorney (1-866-550-2929). The hotline provides free legal assistance and volunteer attorneys to handle cases arising from recent Hurricane Michael and the resulting flood damage. Read More
Oct 23rd, 2018

Pro Bono Week, Day 2

In connection with the Florida Bar Convention in June 2018, the “Embrace A Case” Challenge encouraged all members of The Florida Bar to take on a pro bono matter through The Florida Bar Foundation’s new Florida Pro Bono Matters portal (https://thefloridabarfoundation.org/florida-pro-bono-matters/). All participants were entered into a drawing to win a free registration ($550 value) to the Business Law Section’s Annual Retreat in Bonita Springs, Florida. Read More
Oct 22nd, 2018

Pro Bono Week, Day 1

Disaster Resiliency is the theme of this year’s National Celebration of Pro Bono Week, October 21-27.    Today we spotlight one way you can meaningfully assist disaster survivors—from the comfort of your own office. A toll-free Legal Aid Disaster Hotline is available for Hurricane Michael survivors in Florida who cannot pay for an attorney (1-866-550-2929). The hotline provides free legal assistance and volunteer attorneys to handle cases arising from recent Hurricane Michael and the resulting flood damage. Read More

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