Fort Lauderdale attorney Anthony J. Carriuolo has been appointed by The Florida Supreme Court to the board of directors of The Florida Bar Foundation. His three-year term begins July 1, 2007. Carriuolo is a Fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation.
Carriuolo was born in Fort Lauderdale, and received his bachelor’s degree in 1981 from Florida Atlantic University where he was named a Faculty Scholar. He received his juris doctor in 1984 from Nova Southeastern University, where he served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Nova Law Review and was an active member of the Moot Court Society. Carriuolo is a shareholder on the Dispute Resolution Team at Berger Singerman, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale.
Carriuolo is a past member of the Florida Bar's Committee for Equal Opportunities in the Profession; previously, he was an active member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee and a subcommittee chairman. He is a member of The Florida Bar's Labor and Employment Law Section, a member of the Federal Bar Association, and is a long-standing member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida. Carriuolo is also a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, and its Committees on Corporate Counsel and Business Torts Litigation. He was recently appointed Chairman of the Broward Legal Aid Executive Council for a two-year term commencing January 2006.
In his application for The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors, Carriuolo notes his commitment to pro bono and community service: “I currently chair Broward Legal Aid’s Executive Council and know of the important work the Foundation does throughout the state…I wish to continue and expand my support of the Foundation’s projects, at the Foundation level,” Carriuolo said.
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.