THE FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION REBRANDS, CHANGES NAME TO FFLA

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The Florida Bar Foundation has changed its name to FFLA. The nonprofit organization, which is the designated administrator of Florida’s Interest on Trust Accounts program, is changing its name and rebranding to increase awareness of its purpose and raise its profile among the general public.

“Since 1956, the Foundation has been known by lawyers and those in the legal system as the trusted steward of IOTA collections and as a funder committed to increasing access to the civil justice system,” Murray Silverstein, FFLA president, said. “Now, we begin our work to educate those outside of the legal community about our mission, the critical need for legal aid funding, and the valuable economic impact of accessible, free legal counsel.”  

FFLA funds a network of more than 35 legal aid organizations that help people of limited means. When issues like eviction, domestic violence protection, identity theft, and healthcare benefits are resolved, lives are stabilized. Each year, approximately two million people benefit either directly or indirectly because FFLA grants enable qualified legal aid programs to employ lawyers and staff that provide free civil legal services to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.  

“Though our name has changed, our mission, staff, board members and operations remain the same,” Silverstein said. “Funding Florida Legal Aid succinctly describes what we do, making it easier for everyone to understand the role we play.”

About FFLA

To increase access to the justice system for people of limited means, FFLA funds legal services, develops innovative tools and programs, and supports legal aid providers and the courts. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FFLA funds civil legal aid providers and projects to improve the administration of justice, increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the legal aid delivery system and develop and expand pro bono initiatives. Visit www.FundingFLA.org for more information.

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) takes pleasure in certifying the following nominees to fill the vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge James Sherman:

  1. Lourdes Casanova
  2. Santo DiGangi
  3. Gabriel Ermine
  4. Jeremy Franken
  5. Lawonda Warren

A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC is available at https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/.

If you have any questions, please call Mr. Dieterle at (561) 734-5552, or by email at gdieterle@feamanlaw.com.