The recipient for the award for February, 2011 is Jamie Lynn Ibrahim.
The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar is pleased to congratulate Ms. Ibrahim, and it thanks her for her past and continued efforts on behalf of the children and families of Florida.
Jamie Ibrahim attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2002. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctoratefrom Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville in 2005. She has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 2006.
Since becoming licensed, Ms. Ibrahim has served as a Staff Attorney for the Family Law Unit of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. Although she works full-time assisting indigent clients in family law matters, she also assists the underserved in her free time as well. During her employment with Legal Aid, she saw that not all domestic violence victims qualified for assistance through her legal aid organization, and as a result, she decided to become involved on a pro bono basis with The Missing Link of Jacksonville, Inc. The Missing Link of Jacksonville, Inc., hosts a monthly clinic to assist victims of domestic violence complete the necessary paperwork to file for divorce and to end their violent relationships. Not only does Ms. Ibrahim assist domestic violence victims navigate the judicial system through her participation in the program, but she has furthered the organization itself by helping it incorporate and obtain 501(c) (3) tax exempt status through the Internal Revenue Service. She also serves on the organization’s Board of Directors and has assisted the organization by helping create its website and by applying for grants on its behalf.
Finally, Jamie Ibrahim has served her community through her participation as a volunteer in the Jacksonville Bar Association Ask-A-Lawyer Program as well as through her prior participation with the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Task Force.