• Coalition of Immokalee Workers Co-Founder Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

    Congratulations to Greg Asbed of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on a MacArthur Fellowship!  We think this is important work too! We’ve been advising Florida Rural Legal Services on technology to help them serve migrant workers.  A few examples– Helping migrant workers track their work hours and GPS location so they have the data to […]

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  • Join Us For #GivingTuesday, November 28th!

    November 28th is the sixth annual #GivingTuesday. Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced they will match up to $2 Million in donations. Donations made to participating nonprofits through Facebook’s charitable giving tools on November 28th will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the […]

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  • FJTC Partners With Bay Area Legal Services To Enhance Legal Aid Websites

    Press Release – 10/31/17 BAY AREA LEGAL SERVICES, FLORIDA JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY CENTER WORKING TOGETHER ON NATIONAL GRANT Enhancements to legal information websites will expand access to legal services for low-income Americans across the country. TAMPA, FLORIDA October 30, 2017 – Bay Area Legal Services has partnered with Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) on a Technology […]

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  • DOJ Reverses Employment Discrimination Protections for Transgender People as Florida Hosts First State-Wide LGBTQ Summit

    In a memo issued last Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the DOJ’s position on employment discrimination for transgender workers. Under the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder asserted that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extended sex discrimination employment claims to include protection for transgender workers, and there has been […]

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  • Data for Social Impact: Lessons from Florida Bar Foundations and SRLN Collaboration using GIS

    On October 10, Florida Bar Foundation’s communication director, Nancy Maass Kinnally, Self-Represented Litigant’s Network (SRLN) GIS Expert, Alison Davis-Holland, and Jim Kowalksi of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, will be sharing lessons from their use of GIS Map visualization for advocacy.  As with most data analysis projects, their work began with a clear set of questions […]

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  • National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center

    Centralized national resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues related to all types of disasters. https://www.disasterlegalaid.org/

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  • Lone Star Legal Aide provides help for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

    Lone Star Legal Aid’s mission is to protect and advance the civil legal rights of the millions of Texans living in poverty by providing free advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensures equal access to justice. Home

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  • Florida Justice Technology Center expands board, advances access-to-justice tech.

    The Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) has expanded its board as it takes on a variety of projects to support Florida advocates, pro bono attorneys and low-income clients. The center was formed two years ago with funding from The Florida Bar Foundation to increase access to justice through the innovative use of technology. John Stewart, […]

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  • Consumer Law Conference

     – Alison DeBelder I was pleased to attend a Consumer Law training program for legal services attorneys was held in Orlando Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21. The conference was organized by Kathy Grunewald, of Florida Legal Services, Inc., and was offered to all participants in the Project Directors’ Training Initiative. The first day […]

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  • Equal Justice Conference

     – Alison DeBelder May 4-6, I attended this year’s Equal Justice Conference in Pittsburgh, which is cosponsored by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Every day was packed with great information and well-attended by people involved in diverse and exciting work across the country. […]

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