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The Legal Aid Foundation announces the fourth year of Thunderdome Tallahassee, a hands-on legal group training program to provide education, camaraderie, networking, leadership and recognition to a new generation of lawyers serving the community.

“It is difficult to put a dollar value on the experience of being a Thunderdome class member other than to say that money alone could not purchase such a valuable experience. The participation of the best family law practitioners in Tallahassee, if not the state, and local judges and magistrates, as instructors and mentors provided invaluable legal education and networking access. Further, the Thunderdome class experience includes working on an actual family law case, giving class participants hands-on experience with serving a diverse range of clientele from the local community.”

— Michael Alao, Hopping Green & Sams, Thunderdome Class 2

Apply to join Class 4!  Click here to download the Thunderdome Tallahassee Class 4 Participant Application.  Applications due by 5:00 p.m. on July 14, 2017.

See the Official Press Release for Class 2.

See the official press release for Thunderdome Class 1.

Legal Aid Foundation launches Thunderdome Class 2, Special to the Tallahassee Democrat, 9/21/14

History in the making: Celebrating the inaugural class of Thunderdome Tallahassee, Tallahassee Democrat Chronicle, 8/9/14

In praise of pro bono lawyers who keep their promise, The Florida Bar News, 11/15/14

Beyond Thunderdome, Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator, Fall 2014 (p.19, 22)

Family Law Section Supports Thunderdome Tallahassee, The Florida Bar News, 1/15/15

Thunderdome Program Training Lawyers To Help Poor Clients, Tallahassee Democrat, 3/20/15

LAF Announces First Thunderdome Tallahassee Awards, 3/31/15

LAF Announces Second Thunderdome Tallahassee Awards, 3/24/16

Lawyer Dina Foster Receives Thunderdome Award for Work with Families, Tallahassee Democrat, 4/3/16

LAF Announces Recipients of Second Thunderdome Tallahassee Awards, 4/15/16

Pro bono help brings a mother’s six-year wait to a joyful end, 4/8/16

Each year, Legal Aid selects the best and brightest attorneys … lawyers with a drive for social change and community leadership… and continue to seek financial and in-kind sponsors to support program operations, legal costs, events, and the work of our Curriculum Partners below:

  • Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit Family Law Judges
  • Florida State University Law School
  • FSU Public Interest Law Center
  • Leadership Tallahassee
  • Tallahassee Bar Association & Young Lawyers Section
  • Virgil Hawkins Bar Association

Be a part of the future … support the volunteerism of these servant leaders as a program sponsor.