We are proud to share that the 2020 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award honoree for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco Counties) is Kristina Feher.

Kristina Feher, a bankruptcy and family law attorney, is the managing member of Feher Law in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Each year, the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar give special recognition to lawyers, groups and members of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in ensuring access to justice for those who otherwise could not afford it. The award is given to one recipient in each of the 20 Florida Circuits. Ms. Feher received her nomination in recognition of her pro bono work with Community Law Program, a legal aid society in St. Petersburg, Florida. Florida Bar President, John Stewart, selected Kristina Feher for this award based on the nominations from various organizations and individuals from the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Thank you to paralegal, Emily Schroll, who keeps Feher Law on track so Ms. Feher can devote time to volunteering with various organizations.

Raised in St. Pete, Ms. Feher feels it is her responsibility to give back to the community she grew up in and now lives in with her family. Her parents raised her to think of others and do good in this community.

Often times attorneys shy away from pro bono service from the fear of not knowing enough to help or not believing they have the time to devote. Reach out to an organization – every small bit helps. Ms. Feher started her pro bono service with a two-hour clinic once a month. She met with clients who had questions about bankruptcy – at that time, she took no clients or cases, but gave advice to individuals who needed answers. At the end of the clinic, she felt a sense of greater belonging in her community, knowing she was helping those in the most need with the tools that she could provide.

 

 

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