Helpful Links for Advocates

 

National Association of Consumer Advocates

Join the Consumer Umbrella Group listserv. 

This listserv is the general consumer listserv allowing discussion among Florida legal services attorneys on consumer related topics.
 

 

Florida Elder Justice Conference

This one and a half day event (beginning midday on April 11, 2019), is intended for legal aid & legal services advocates, staff from the Aging & Disability Resource Centers, and pro bono attorneys.

There will be a range of trainings on the intersecting consumer, health, and housing legal issues impacting vulnerable low income seniors. In addition to training on the relevant law, the sessions will include an opportunity for discussing “best practices” in Florida and elsewhere for implementing strategic outreach and effective advocacy.

More information on agenda, speakers, scholarships and CLEs will be provided in the New Year.

 


Jim Kowalski, Jr. Receives Award

Jim Kowalski, Jr., President and CEO of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. receives prestigious NACA Advocate of the Year Award (presented by Lynn Drysdale, Division Chief of JALA's Consumer Advocacy & Litigation Unit).

 


Jeff Hearne Receives Award

At the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention Jeff Hearne, Litigation Director of Legal Services of Greater Miami, received the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee Lawyer of the Year award.  The award was presented by Senator Rodriguez who was mentored by Mr. Hearne.  Upon receiving his award Mr. Hearne spoke of the consumer problems faced by tenants in Florida and how important tenant issues are as consumer protection and public policy concerns.  He also complimented his colleagues in the Housing Umbrella Group, including important legislative and amicus efforts.

 


There is a fascinating tool with county level data created by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN).


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.

 


 

What's New

The Florida Justice Institute has republished the Sixth Edition of the Older Floridians Handbook:  Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians.

You can find the handbook by visiting the FJI website here.