The Florida Bar Foundation Map Book

The Florida Bar Foundation Map Book

In preparation for ABA Days 2017 in Washington DC, the Florida team needed a way for each of Florida’s 27 members of Congress to see how many and what percentage of veterans, domestic violence victims, seniors and Floridians facing housing insecurity were served by Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded programs. Working with the Self-Represented Litigation Network, the Florida Bar Foundation’s communications and tech staffers used GIS to to develop a set of maps that showed lawmakers a comprehensive picture of the impact that cuts to LSC funding would have — by congressional district and statewide. When the Florida team visited their delegation on Capitol Hill, each member received a meticulously quantified “picture” of the impact on constituent services in his district if the LSC were defunded.