Legal Aid Foundation June Newsletter Posted July 5, 2017 by Tallahassee Bar Association


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Linje Rivers

President’s Message. It is hard to believe we are already halfway through the year! Under the leadership of our Executive Director Darby Kerrigan Scott, we are firing on all cylinders going into the last half of this year. Our newest additions, Meghan Daigle (Promise Zone Staff Attorney) and Marva Williams (Pro Bono Coordinator), have seamlessly transitioned into their new roles, so that LAF can continue to provide the legal support and services our low-income community desperately needs. I would like to ask all our Tallahassee attorneys to consider applying for Thunderdome Class 4, a year-long legal training program that provides lawyers with the tools they need to take on family law legal aid cases.  Applications can be found here.

As we continue with our mission to provide civil legal services to our fellow Tallahasseans, I would encourage you all to take a case and help change someone’s life. We are always in need of volunteers for our Pro Bono Program and Mobile-Law-For All clinics. At our June Mobile Law For All, our volunteers assisted over 30 clients with their civil legal issues in just two hours! If you are interested in providing legal help to those who need it most, please contact Pro Bono Coordinator Marva Williams at 850-702-5009 to help with the Pro Bono Program, or Meghan Daigle at 850-765-6658 to help at a Mobile-Law-For-All clinic. And lastly, thank you to all of our wonderful donors, supporters, and volunteers for your devotion to our low-income Tallahassee individuals and families.

~ Linje Rivers, LAF Board President 2017-2018

Join the League of Justice

There is limited time remaining to join as a Founding Member of the League of Justice!  With bar dues deadlines looming, you can made a one-time donation of $350 or break your donation into manageable monthly payments of $30 and you will forever be recognized as a Founding Member of LAF’s League of Justice.  LAF will be planning an event to unveil a plaque memorializing all of the Founding Members of the League of Justice soon so don’t miss this opportunity to be etched in stone as a #ProBonoRockStar for all time! Click here to join.

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Apply for Thunderdome Tallahassee Class 4

The Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee announces Class 4 of Thunderdome Tallahassee, a hands-on legal group training program which provides education, camaraderie, networking, leadership and recognition to a new generation of lawyers serving the community. Thunderdome Tallahassee prepares a diverse group of lawyers for trial, community service, and involvement at a leadership level. Lawyers of all ages, practice backgrounds, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

The application can be found here and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on July 14, 2017.

Become a Sponsor of Thunderdome Tallahassee Class 4

Sponsors of Thunderdome Tallahassee, Class 4, will further establish the legacy of volunteer lawyers and community leaders offering low-income families help and hope for a more stable home.  At every level, our sponsors provide the needed funds to make this program a tradition in Tallahassee and a model for all Florida Legal Aid programs. Financial and in-kind gifts support program operations, materials, legal costs, events, and the work of our curriculum partners.

Sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

Thank You to our Thunderdome Class 3 Sponsors!

Benefactor ($10,000)





Visionary ($5,000)







Champion ($2,500-$4,999)








See all Thunderdome Tallahassee Class 3 Sponsors here.

Mobile Law for All Sees its Biggest Turnout Yet

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, in the biggest turnout to date, 10 attorneys met with 34 clients to provide one-on-one legal advice in civil matters. Thank you to #ProBonoRockStars of the month Ivory Avant, Ruby Barr, Cydnee Brown, Jami Coleman, Nancy Daniels, Christin Gonzalez, Ben Hyman, Gary Printy, and Bib Willis for volunteering your time to help those in need!

Pro Bono Volunteers



Sign up to volunteer for next month here!


Thanks to our Mobile Law for All Volunteers!

 These lawyers have traveled to various locations in the Promise Zone (high poverty) community to assist clients with brief counsel and advice on civil issues each month.  Thank you for your service!

Lynwood Arnold, Ivory Avant, Ruby Barr, Bill Bielecky, Cydnee Brown, Robert Churchill, Jami Coleman, Nancy Daniels, Linda Bond Edwards, Christin Gonzalez, Jasmyne Henderson, Hunter Hendrix, Ben Hyman, Natalie Kato,Terry Madigan, John Morris, Toby Norris, Leslie Powell, Maureen Proctor, Michael Moody, Gary Printy, Elizabeth Ricci, Monique Richardson, Tom Schulte, Ruth Stone, Brandi Thomas, Alice Vickers, Ian White, Harriet Williams, Matt Williams and Bib Willis.

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Share Your Volunteer Preferences Using Our Quick, Easy Online Survey

 Did you know you can volunteer with LAF for events, brief service, pro bono representation, case triage… all sorts of ways to support equal justice based on your time and preference?

If you haven’t done so already, take 3-4 minutes to complete the volunteer profile online, and we’ll call you ~only~ for the areas you indicate.

Complete Volunteer Profile Here

Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee
301 S. Monroe St., Suite 108 | Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-222-3292, ext. 2
Darby Kerrigan Scott, Executive Director
Office: 850-702-5010