• 2016 Consumer Law Training in Orlando

    I was fortunate to spend June 9 and 10 in Orlando at the 2016 Consumer Law Training presented by Florida Legal Services, Inc.  Kathy Grunewald did a marvelous job putting the entire event together which featured presentations by nationally recognized experts.  I particularly enjoyed hearing from Lynn Drysdale, who has been chosen to receive the […]

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  • FJTC at Equal Justice Conference

    I had the pleasure of representing FJTC at the Equal Justice Conference (EJC) in Chicago. EJC is an access to justice conference, focused on the delivery of legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. A record number of advocates attended EJC 2016, including legal aid staff, law firm pro bono coordinators, judges […]

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  • FJTC Featured in the American Bar Association’s Dialogue

    FJTC’s Executive Director, Joyce Raby, has penned an informative article featuring the top 5 lessons learned (so far) from starting a nonprofit technology center.  The article was written as a response to Christine Fecko’s, General Counsel for the IOLA Fund of the State of New York, article, “An IOLTA New Year’s Resolution: Increase Technology Support.” […]

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  • Florida Courts Technology Commission Meeting in Tallahassee

    The Florida Courts Technology Commission met in Tallahassee this week and I had the opportunity to visit with some of its members when they broke for the evening.  I was able to spend some time with Justin Horan, one of our collaborators on the triage project as well as Jim Kowalski, who will also be […]

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  • Florida Housing Umbrella Group Meeting 2016

    The 2016 Housing Umbrella Group Training and Meeting was a huge success.  A highlight for me was hearing from national housing law expert, attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, professor of an acclaimed housing clinic, and Vietnam-era veteran Fred Fuchs (you can read here about some of his work and awards).  Mr. Fuchs discussed LIHTC […]

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  • FloridawHelp.org Offers Tax Help To the Public

    While our nation’s economy continues to improve, the enduring effects of the economic crisis continue to impact the lives of millions of Americans.  In many states, unemployment and foreclosure rates have remained above pre-recession levels leaving many families unable to escape poverty. FloridaLawHelp.org offers critical help obtaining and learning about much-needed tax credits that allow […]

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  • Pro Bono Fair at FSU COL

    On Friday, April 8, 2016, Alla Holmes (our Pro Bono and Community Engagement Manager) and I attended a Pro Bono Fair at the Florida State University College of Law.  Janeia Daniels Ingram, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, put on a wonderful event and made us feel so very welcome.  Our table was right next […]

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  • Statewide survey on FloridaProbono.org

    As the new Pro Bono and Community Engagement Manager at FJTC, my role is to work in collaboration with Florida stakeholders to expand and enhance the pro bono resources on the FloridaProbono.org website. With this goal in mind, I prepared and distributed a comprehensive survey, targeting Legal Aid staff, pro bono attorneys, law students, and leaders in the Florida pro bono […]

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  • New Videos on FloridaLawHelp.org

    In my role as Online Content Manager, I keep a wish list of resources that I want to add to FloridaLawHelp. These are resources that I think will help our users understand their legal issues and rights. Videos are at the top of my wish list. Even if text is written in plain language and […]

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  • Piloting a Triage System in Clay County

    On January 6, 2016 FJTC held a Triage Pilot Kick Off meeting hosted by Clerk Tara Green of Clay County Circuit Court.  The design team got a chance to meet with the project vendors and begin the hard work of designing the triage system.  Much work remains to be done but it was an exciting […]

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