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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

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

Become a Program Sponsor

Thunderdome Tallahassee


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