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This website is sponsored by the Bankruptcy Bar Association of The Southern District of Florida which is a legal non-profit organization that funds the pro bono activities of the Bar Association. Its primary mission is to support the Bankruptcy Assistance Clinics at local law schools as well as other bankruptcy related community projects.

Donations can be made online here.

One noteworthy example of a project funded by the Foundation is the Translation Project of the Bankruptcy Basics Video. Led by the Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff, with assistance of BBA Past Presidents Ross Hartog and Ido Alexander, the video explains the bankruptcy process to pro-se debtors in their native language. The videos are available at the following link:


For more information about the Foundation and donations:

Thomas Messana, Esq.
Messana, P.A.
401 East Las Olas Blvd. Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33355
Telephone: (954) 712-7400