The purpose of the Morning/Afternoon at the Courthouse grant is to introduce new lawyers to their local courthouse, members of the judiciary, and court staff. Courthouse tours, the opportunity to speak with judges, and a chance to see the behind-the-scenes work are all encouraged.
The purpose of the Professionalism Roundtable grant is to allow members of the judiciary and new lawyers to sit down together and discuss topics and issues in professionalism in the local area.
Affiliates may ONLY apply for EITHER the Morning/Afternoon at the Courthouse OR Professionalism Roundtable grant. All funding decisions are within the sole discretion of The Florida Bar YLD, and projects that are inconsistent with the activities and priorities of The Florida Bar will not be funded.
To submit your grant application, email an electronic copy (via PDF) to Awards Chair Maria Vigilante (MVigilante@BlankRome.com), Co-chair Masimba Mutamba (MMutamba@HumanRightsDefenseCenter.org), and Program Administrator Tom Miller (TMiller@flabar.org). You will receive a confirmation email. Submitting an application will serve as authorization to post, duplicate, and/or disseminate all, or portions of, your application at the sole discretion of the YLD Board of Governors. Please title your PDF Submission using the name of your affiliate and the type of grant for which you are applying. For any questions, please contact Maria Vigilante and Masimba Mutamba.
For more information, please visit the Affiliate Grants page.