Foley is pleased to announce that Edmund T. Baxa, Jr., partner in the Orlando office and chair of the firm's National Pro Bono Committee, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. This prestigious annual recognition honors a member of the Florida State Bar in each of the state's 20 judicial circuits who has made outstanding pro bono contributions to the community.
Baxa received this award in large part because of the significant time and professional expertise he has contributed to making legal representation available to those otherwise unable to afford it. His efforts have included service as guardian ad litem for more than 100 children in juvenile dependency court and a collective contribution of nearly 1,000 hours of pro bono work throughout his career. In addition to leading by example, Baxa is a strong advocate for pro bono participation amongst Foley attorneys as well as from the legal community at large.