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Orlando, FL, United States, 2007/05/25 - Hollywood attorney Adele I. Stone will take office July 1 as Secretary of the Orlando-based Florida Bar Foundation. She has been a director on the Foundation’s board since 2000.
When asked why she continues to donate her time and talents to the Foundation, Stone said, “Through my service on the Board, I serve my profession, and through the mission of the Foundation, I serve my personal goal to make a positive difference to those in the community of Florida who are most in need.”
Stone earned her juris doctorate in 1978 from the University of Miami School of Law after graduating in 1975 with high honors from the University of Florida. She is a shareholder with Atkinson, Diner, Stone, Mankuta & Ploucha, P.A. where she practices predominantly in the real estate, general business and corporate fields.
Stone authored the Nova Law Journal “Ethics: 1993 Leading Cases and Significant Developments in Florida Law.” She chairs The Florida Bar Ethics committee, and has lectured on ethics at numerous seminars.
Stone has a long history of giving back to the community, including service in the following capacities: Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Intercoastal Division; Director of the Florida Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society; and Commissioner and Vice Chairperson of the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency.
Stone currently sits as a member of the Board of Trustees of Women in Distress and a member of the Honorary Board of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Intercoastal Division.
Stone is director and past chair of the Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., a member of the Broward County Bar Association, and a member and past president of Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Broward County. Stone has also taught a Master Curriculum Course entitled “Legal Environment of Business” at Barry University School of Business as an adjunct professor.
The Florida Bar Foundation (flabarfndn.org) is a statewide charitable organization established in 1956 to foster law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. The Foundation is the only statewide funder of civil legal services for the poor. Other Foundation programs include grants to improve the justice system, public service fellowships for law students, and loan repayment assistance for attorneys at its legal aid grantee organizations. Principal support for the Foundation’s charitable activities comes from the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. Additional support for the Foundation comes from gifts by Florida attorneys, law firms, corporations, foundations and from other individuals.