Linda Harradine is the CEO of Legal Aid of Manasota, an agency that provides pro bono legal assistance to low income clients in Sarasota and Manatee counties. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo as well as her Master’s degree in Social Work and a Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is admitted to practice law in both Florida and New York. Ms. Harradine began her legal career as a staff attorney for legal aid concentrating on domestic violence and family law cases. She has been the CEO of Legal Aid for the past 16 years.
Ms. Harradine is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Sarasota County Bar Association, and the Manatee County Bar Association. She also serves on the board of Manatee Educational Television.
In addition, she has served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and President of the Florida Pro Bono Coordinator’s Association-a statewide organization made up of pro bono professionals from legal service agencies. She has also served on the Statewide IOTA Liaison Committee and Pro Bono Committee. Ms. Harradine currently serves as President of the Statewide Project Directors Association-a group made up of the all of CEO/Executive Directors of legal services programs in the state of Florida.