May 15, 2003 Regular News Nonprofits rely on pro bono help Nonprofits rely on pro bono help When it comes to needing legal advice, Florida’s nonprofit community relies largely on pro bono rather than paid legal counsel, according to results of a joint survey conducted by The Florida Bar, and the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations.In a recent statewide poll of 161 Florida nonprofit organizations, more than 95 percent of respondents said legal counsel is very important in the organizations’ operations and 62 percent said that they rely on pro bono help rather than paid legal counsel.“The Florida Bar and FANO conducted this survey because we wanted to measure the level of nonmonetary support provided by lawyers to Florida’s nonprofit organizations, which are often the backbone of social services in our communities,” said Bar President Tod Aronovitz. “When you consider that Florida is home to more than 38,000 charitable and educational nonprofits, the value of the pro bono legal services imparted can be measured in the tens of millions of dollars.”The poll showed nearly 70 percent of the nonprofits benefit from pro bono legal services, including counsel on such issues as employment, contract negotiations, and fundraising. Almost 20 percent indicated their organizations receive more than 100 hours of pro bono legal counsel in a year, while six percent obtain more than 250 hours.“Lawyers have traditionally played a vital role in the success of nonprofits, as advisors, contributors and leaders,” said Marina Pavlov, president of the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations. “It was not surprising to learn that two-thirds of nonprofits surveyed have an attorney serving on its board or as an officer of the organization, while fewer than 17 percent have a paid attorney on staff.”Pavlov said because of today’s economic climate and the decline in funding, nonprofits fortunate to have access to pro bono legal counsel are at a competitive advantage and better able to serve their communities.“This survey truly illustrates the legal profession’s commitment to giving back to the community and, by actively participating inb nonprofit organizations and providing pro bono services, helping to create a brighter future for our state,” Aronovitz said.The Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations assists Florida’s 38,000 nonprofits in strengthening their leadership, management, financial and public policy ability to reach their missions. These organizations contribute $31 billion in expenditures to the state’s economy.
January 1, 2004 In Memoriam In Memoriam John Royce Agner, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1962, Died September 6, 2003 Jon Harmon Anderson, Lakeland Admitted 1975; Died September 26, 2003 George S. Barnard, Pompano Beach Admitted 1978; Died September 23, 2003 Jerome C. Berlin, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1969; Died April 29, 2003 Joseph John Brune III, North Las Vegas, NV Admitted 1951; Died September 25, 2003 Thomas E. Byrd, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1959; Died October 28, 2003 Frederick R. Carson, Winnetka, IL Admitted 1973; Died July 1, 2002 Israel Cohen, Santa Monica, CA Admitted 1992; Died December 26, 2002 Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry, Tallahassee Admitted 1994; Died October 11, 2003 Robert Hayes Crawford, St. Petersburg Admitted 1974; Died August 30, 2003 Philip G. Delduke, Bethesda, MD Admitted 1995; Died September 26, 2003 Fred M. Dellapa, Miami Admitted 1974; Died August 30, 2003 Charles Jeffrey Dorfman, Port St. Lucie Admitted 1975; Died September 22, 2003 Walter Benton Dunagan, Edgewater Admitted 1970; Died March 3, 2003 Jane Rogers Feaster, Knoxville, TN Admitted 1991; Died April 27, 2003 David Feldman, Miami Admitted 1973; Died June 7, 2003 James Craig Fisher, Altamonte Springs Admitted 1967; Died July 19, 2003 William Allan Graham, Deland Admitted 1987; Died July 26, 2003 Nard Stephen Helman, Miami Admitted 1965; Died September 13, 2003 Samuel B. Hornstein, Doylestown, PA Admitted 1973; Died September 5, 2003 Mark George Jochem, Ipswich, MA Admitted 1989; Died August 5, 2003 Martin Leslie Kahn, Los Gatos, CA Admitted 1980; Died June 16, 2003 Barbara Ellen Knapp, Longwood Admitted 1987; Died December 8, 2002 B. Gregory Kroger, Jr., Boca Raton Admitted 1985; Died December 23, 2002 W. Sperry Lee, Jacksonville Admitted 1948; Died July 24, 2003 Fernando Lievano, Miami Admitted 1989; Died September 13, 2002 Clifford M. Lind, Stuart Admitted 1973; Died September 1, 2003 Allan Steven Maisel, Miami Admitted 1974; Died August 12, 2003 John M. Marees, Jacksonville Admitted 1949; Died October 8, 2003 Irving Laurence Mazer, Palm Beach Admitted 1976; Died December 20, 2002 William Simmonds Marshall, Miami Admitted 1959; Died September 8, 2003 Marlene G. Mitchell, Sarasota Admitted 1980; Died February 17, 2002 Robert F. Moss, Metuchen, NJ Admitted 1970; Died February 1, 2002 Jack A. Nants, Orlando Admitted 1948; Died January 6, 2003 William John Nelson, Ft. Myers Admitted 1968; Died September 19, 2003 Richard P. O’Connor, Miami Admitted 1955; Died July 21, 2001 Daniel S. Pearson, Miami Admitted 1959; Died September 9, 2003 J.B. Rodgers, Jr., Zellwood Admitted 1939; Died September 20, 2003 L. Michael Roffino, Coral Gables Admitted 1976; Died September 5, 2003 Jay Cecil Salyer, Jr., Boca Raton Admitted 1975; Died August 27, 2003 Marian A. Schweiger, Pembroke Pines Admitted 1985; Died September 26, 2002 James Ronald Shelley, Pensacola Admitted 1966; Died June 22, 2003 Sam I. Silver, Sarasota Admitted 1937; Died June 6, 2003 Robert J. Stinnett, Sarasota Admitted 1962; Died December 27, 2002 David H. Thomas, Montgomery, AL Admitted 1975; Died August 7, 2002 Raul E. Valdes-Fauli, Miami Admitted 1975; Died August 26, 2003 Eugene L. Wilpon, Woodmere, NY Admitted 1958; Died July 28, 2003 Gary G. Wolding, Tampa Admitted 1984; Died February 21, 2003 In Memoriam
The home at 6 Rail Close, Dayboro. Picture: supplied.You won’t have to fall through a rabbit hole to find a wonderland with this Dayboro family home. The five-bedroom property at 6 Rail Close, Dayboro has spacious rooms, a beautifully maintained yard and a secret Alice in Wonderland themed play area. Owner Vyv Bloomfield said the wonderland space included a table coming out of the wall, themed mural and quirky little details. “There’s a roof so you don’t have to worry about kids getting sunburnt and there is a little picket fence,” she said. Part of the Alice in Wonderland play area. Picture: Vyv Bloomfield.The home sits on a 660sq m block with beautiful gardens. “There was not much of a garden when we first moved in,” Ms Bloomfield said. “Now there is a waterfall front garden and beautiful gardens all the way around the backyard.“There’s not a pebble that hasn’t been turned over and cleaned. “Down the side of the house there was just rocks and it was really hot. We put a roof on and put in ferns. We turned it from a desert into an oasis.” The open-plan living spaces overlook the back yard. Picture: supplied.Inside the home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening to the outdoor entertaining space. A separate lounge room has a fireplace and there is a study large enough to be a fifth bedroom. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe main bedroom has two walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite with bath and separate toilet. “The ensuite is lovely, it’s one of the largest I’ve seen in a long time,” Ms Bloomfield said. The spacious master bedroom opens to the backyard. Picture: supplied.The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom, a separate toilet and an internal laundry with linen closet. Outside the front veranda wraps around one side of the home and there is a garden shed and rain water tank. “It’s really such nice home and the only reason we are leaving is to downsize,” Ms Bloomfield said. The property is on the market through Leigh Hutton of Belle Property Samford.
RelatedPosts Heritage Bank supports youth entrepreneurs to stimulate economic growth Heritage Bank-Dukia Gold to boost Nigeria’s N200m ounces of gold potential reserves – FG Osinbajo to commission Dukia-Heritage Bank Gold, Precious Metal Buying Centres African Freestyle Football Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering the Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage.The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again.This event marked the second edition of the African Championship and the third annual edition of the Nigerian Championship hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited.The final was a repeat of the 2018 championship as Kone again defeated Egypt’s Yousef Mohamad just as he did in last year’s final, while Ashley Mhkize of South Africa placed third.In the female category, Evelyn Okafor (Nigeria), Hadhara Charles (Tanzania) and Augustina Unamba (Nigeria) placed first, second and third respectively.This year’s edition accommodated at least 30 African countries that participated at the championship.The Chairman of AFFC, Valentine Ozigbo, who commended bank for being at the forefront of promoting freestyle football for the past two years, said Heritage Bank is “always very innovative and supportive to the cause of entertainment and youth development.”According to him, these achievements would have been impossible without the extensive support of the official bankers, Heritage Bank, for the championship for two years running.Speaking further, Ozigbo hinted: “Since inception, Feet ‘n’ Tricks has been committed to promoting freestyle football talent to stardom and we haven’t relented.“Through this platform, we have seen talented freestylers get a head start in life, travel to exciting places and represent our beloved continent doing what they know how to do best.”The MD/CEO, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, said the bank has strong desire towards developing and positioning youths to become world-class citizens equipped and ready to be absorbed into an increasing competitive professional skills and endeavours.Sekibo, who was represented by an Executive Director, Jude Monye, advised youths who were participants to adopt strong positive character to enable them take advantage of the platform being presented to them.He said: “One of the reasons why we chose, as an organization, to support the freestyle championship is to enhance youth development in sport and entertainment, which will empower them play vital roles in the socio-economic development of the country and help curb the high level of unemployment.”According to Sekibo, the drive to support youths seeks to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.It is against the backdrop of the competition that Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, promised to give more support to the entertaining part of football.Pinnick said: “We need to encourage this entertaining part of football because what they are doing here is great.“Freestyle is quite interesting, and I am happy with what I have seen so far.“With this project, a goal has been achieved.“I also want more ladies to come out and do freestyle football because it is highly entertaining and competitive.“I will see to how we can give more support to freestyle football in the future.”Congratulating the Feet n Tricks team, Daniel Wood, Co-founder and Head of Global Partnerships, World Freestyle Football Association, said: “Feet n Tricks have proven that they can produce world class events and we are so excited to be extending our partnership.“We are fully committed to creating opportunities for young people and this event is to be the focus point for our sport in the continent of Africa.”Tags: AFFCHeritage Bank