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Orlando, FL, United States, 2007/05/25 - Miami attorney Roberto R. Pardo has been appointed to the board of directors of The Florida Bar Foundation. His three-year term begins July 1, 2007.
Pardo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1956, and has lived in South Florida since the early ‘60s. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1981 from Florida International University in Miami, and his juris doctor in 1986 from the University of Miami School of Law. He is a sole practitioner in Miami, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury.
Pardo is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. His professional memberships include The Florida Bar (Member Sections Criminal Law and Trial Lawyers), Cuban American Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the League of Prosecutors.
Pardo is committed to public service, and has served for two years as co-chair of the Cuban American Bar Association’s Pro-Bono Committee.
For many years, Pardo also served on the Eleventh Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee "D" for which he received a Meritorious Public Service Award. He currently serves on the Eleventh Circuit Grievance Committee "B."
Pardo served as an Assistant State Attorney from 1987 to 1991. During his tenure as an Assistant State Attorney, he attended the National College of District Attorneys and finished his career as a Prosecutor in the Major Narcotics Division.
The Florida Bar Foundation (flabarfndn.org) is a statewide charitable organization established in 1956 to foster law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. The Foundation is the only statewide funder of civil legal services for the poor. Other Foundation programs include grants to improve the justice system, public service fellowships for law students, and loan repayment assistance for attorneys at its legal aid grantee organizations. Principal support for the Foundation’s charitable activities comes from the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. Additional support for the Foundation comes from gifts by Florida attorneys, law firms, corporations, foundations and from other individuals.