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- A community where access to the judicial system is equally achievable for all community members.

Mission Promote equal access to the judicial system through community outreach, education, and strategic financial investment.


  • Equality
  • Empowerment
  • Resiliency
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Collaboration


  1. Increase Foundation income and allocate it to programs that address currently identified legal needs of the community.
  2. Increase public awareness of the judicial system by providing legal education and resources to the community.
  3. Encourage youth involvement in the legal field and facilitate their legal education.
  4. Build strong relationships with community partners.



Support of these projects is made possible by generous donations
from Clearwater Bar members and friends.

  • $47,000 to CBA Student Legal Intern Program (2007-2018)
  • $16,000 to Enterprise Village, Pinellas Education Foundation
  • $15,000 to Finance Park, Pinellas Education Foundation
  • $2,500 to Fred Minnis Bar Association Scholarship Fund $1,000 to         Stetson's Judge Susan Schaeffer Scholarship Fund
  • $2,500+ for Teen Court Scholarship
  • $800+ for Law Day Poster, Essay & Speech Contest prizes
  • $1150 to Successes Unlimited Women & Youth Law Fest
  • $750+ to Criminal Justice Academy Mock Trial Team
  • Fireworks Night at Bright House Field Fundraiser
  • Cheryl Smith-Kahn Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • YWCA Hispanic Center Legal Clinics
  • Ross Norton Recreation Center Legal Clinics
  • Clearwater Bar's Living Wills Project
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services Pro Bono Efforts
  • Bay Area Legal Services Pro Bono Efforts
  • Young Lawyers Division Holidays in January
  • Holiday Party to Benefit Local Charities
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing Project
  • Representing the Pro Bono Client Training Seminar
  • Excellence in Pro Bono Awards
  • Law student scholarships to Canakaris Inn of Court
  • Law student scholarships to Barney Masterson Inn of Court
  • Hurricane & Tsunami Relief


The Clearwater Bar Foundation is raising funds to continue its 20+ years of support of 
Enterprise Village Law Office at Pinellas Education Foundation Stavros Institute.

Members and friends of Clearwater Bar Foundation who donate $100 or more in support of this effort will receive a stylish lapel pin, featuring the blue, gold and white Foundation logo pictured above.  Donors will be listed in Res Ipsa Loquitur, on the website, and in emails and publications. The Clearwater Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Clearwater Bar Association. In the past few years, the Foundation has ramped up its fundraising and project support.


10-10 Campaign

Join fellow colleagues in a pledge to contribute $10 for each year admitted to practice for the next 10 years.  

Hon. Linda R. Allan

Alan S. Gassman

Kristine M. Reighard

Jennifer A. Burns

Bridget A. Heptner

Charles A. Samarkos

Colleen A. Carson

Steven E. Hitchcock

Scott E. Schiltz

Joshua T. Chilson

Bryan B. Levine

James R. Stearns

David Robert Ellis

Sarah J. Manthey

Robert L. Tankel

Michael J. Faehner

Gale H. Moore

Robert M. Valentine

Steven M. Fishman

Daniel Parri

Joan M. Vecchioli

Karen E. France

F. Wallace Pope, Jr.