The Florida Bar Foundation makes one-time grants of up to $5,000 to voluntary bar associations in Florida to support activities to improve the operation of the civil or criminal justice systems and for education, outreach or service-delivery projects which enhance the administration of justice in Florida
• Bankruptcy Bar Association for Southern District of Florida: $3,000 – CARE—Credit Abuse Resistance Education: Student Outreach Program
• Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers: $1,000 – Art Finds a Place for Children
• Clay County Bar Association: $1,000 – Clay County Victim Service Center
• Collier County Women's Bar Association: $3,500 – Breakfast and Books
• Dade County Bar Association: $3,155 – Legal Line
• F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association: $3,000 – CBA Community Law Project
• George Edgecomb Bar Association: $3,000 – Parents' School Passport Program -"A Parent Participation Incentive"
• Highlands County Bar Association: $2,000 – Law Day
• The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida: $3,660 – Conosca Sus Derechos aka Know Your Rights
• Josiah T. Walls Bar Association: $4,500 – Street Law after School
• The Lee County Bar Association: $2,000 – The Lee County Bar Association Pro Bono Initiative
• Martin County Bar Association: $2,000 – Annual Constitution Week Project
• Miami Beach Bar Association: $1,000 – Low Income Legal Services Clinic
• Orange County Bar Association: $1,500 – Civics Education: Promoting An Independent Judiciary
• Palm Beach County Bar Association: $3,500 – Mediation Week: Poster Contest and Mediation Video
• South Palm Beach County FAWL: $2,000 – Domestic Violence Restraining Order Project
• Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association: $4,000 – CARE - Credit Abuse Resistance Education - Student Outreach Program
• Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association: $4,685 – Reconnecting Program
• Volusia County Bar Association: $1,500 – Rules & Procedures of Small Claims Court.
Improvements in the Administration of Justice Grant Program, June 2007
The Florida Bar Foundation awards grants in five areas within the broader framerwork of the justice system: improvement in the operation and management of the court system; improvement and reform of the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems; public education and understanding about the law, including law-related education; and promotion and support for public interest legal representation. Grants typically are for start-up funds or seed money over a one- or two-year period.
• Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates:$50,000
o Justice by the People (Florida Activities): A web-based four-lesson curriculum which teaches young people the history, the process and the value of trial by jury. The curriculum involves middle-school students in ahands-on activities including a group decision-making game developed by NASA, a trial by ordeal, a trial by combat, and a trial by jury of Gold E. Locks and the three bears.
• Brennan Center for Justice: $155,216
o Legal Financial Obligation Project :To investigate fees and fines policies in the criminal justice system in Florida (“Legal Financial Obligations” LFOs), and to determine the consequences of the LFOs.
• Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights: $85,000
o Human Rights/Immigration Law Project: Start-up funding to establish a Human Rights Immigration Law Project clinic.
• The Florida Bar: $127,000
o Justice Teaching: A statewide initiative that seeks to pair a legal professional with every school in Florida in order to provide a continuous law-related education to Florida’s youth.
• Orange County Bar Association: $5,000
o Modest Means Project: Funds to conduct additional marketing and outreach in the community for clients for its Modest Means Program.
• The Sixth Judicial Circuit: $5,000
o Juror Appreciation Billboards: Billboard thank-you in Pinellas and Pasco counties to jurors for their service and to urge other citizens to comply when summoned.