New Report Shows Path Forward for Florida’s Overburdened Prison System

You can read the report itself which recommends adjustments to calculations of gain time for non-violent offenses, reclassification of certain charges from felony offenses to misdemeanors, and release of some geriatric inmates.  



CCRC:  Michigan set-asides found to increase wages and reduce recidivism


New report: Roundup of 2017 expungement and restoration laws

There is a new report from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center indicating that more parts of the country are expanding protections to mitigate adverse effects of criminal record.  



Clean Slate Clearinghouse

has launched a new website to help people with juvenile and adult criminal record clearance.  Their work is funded by DOL and DOJ.  



You can find helpful links and information related to Hurricane Irma at FloridaLawHelp.




...is a microwebsite created by Carlton Fields that provides free business and legal resources for entrepreneurs and startups.  It features both English and Spanish settings.  



The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) has created an interesting map tool with county-level data.

Share this with the others at your organization who might find it useful and let me know ways that you use it by emailing me at alison@floridajusticetechnologycenter.org.



Help Wanted?

There are new jobs posted from around the country on our out-of-state jobs board.  Check it out today.

The FLAdvocate.org job board is the best place to advertise any open positions within your legal services organization. If you have an opening and want to reach the broader legal aid community in Florida, let us know. Just don't forget to tell us when you've filled the job.




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LawTech Partners' Free Weekly Training

Every week LawTech Partners will be providing free weekly technology training webinars to legal aid attorneys and staff.  Webinars will be recorded and some will provide CLE.


Fulfill the Florida Bar's 3 CLE Technology Requirement

PLI offers courses that will fulfill the new requirement of technology CLE mandated by the Florida Supreme Court.  If you work for a non-profit see below for how to get these credits for free!

PLI Online Training

If you're affiliated with a non-profit organization, FJTC can assist you in accessing free PLI trainings. Please contact Alison for more information.  To find out more about the training opportunities that PLI offers click here.


Practice Area Developments

Our newest practice area supports those working with LGBTQ clients.  It was created for and launched at the Florida LGBTQ legal Aid Summit hosted by Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Legal Services of North Florida through a grant by the Florida Bar Foundation. 

A committee of dedicated volunteers has redesigned the Family Law library.  Check out the new structure and resources -  and submit your own for inclusion.

New Disaster law training programs have been scheduled by the Project Directors' Training Initiative in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  Be sure to sign up for membership in the Training practice area to access library resources and also to the listserv to get notified of new training opportunities.