Nominating petitions for the 2013 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in the headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 17, 2012. All of the Board positions are for two-year terms.
Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., on October 1 certified to Thomas D. Hall, clerk of the Supreme Court, the number of members of The Florida Bar in good standing in each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits and outside the State of Florida, and the number of circuit representatives based on the apportionment formula set forth in rule 2-3.3, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
Pursuant to rule 2-3.4(b), incumbent Board members must advise the executive director of their intention to seek reelection to a new term. The Board members who do not plan to run again are indicated by an asterisk next to their names.
Nominating petitions for the Board of Governors must be signed by no fewer than five members in good standing whose official Bar address is in the same judicial circuit (or out-of-state, if applicable) as the nominee (see form below).
Election ballots will be mailed on or before March 1, 2013, and voted ballots must be received prior to midnight EST, March 21, 2013.
Present Board of Governors members whose terms are expiring on June 28, 2013, include:
Board of Governors
The undersigned members in good standing of The Florida Bar, each of whose official bar address is in the ______________ Judicial Circuit, hereby place in nomination _____________________ for election as a representative on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar from the ______________ Judicial Circuit, Seat _____, to hold office commencing at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar on June 28, 2013, for a term of two years and until a successor is elected and qualified.
(NOTE: Must be signed by no less than five members in good standing of The Florida Bar whose official bar address is in that judicial circuit.)
Signature Printed Name and Attorney Number
I hereby certify that I am a member of The Florida Bar in good standing whose official bar address is in the _________ Judicial Circuit. I hereby endorse my acceptance of this nomination and agree to serve as a member of the Board of Governors if elected.
(Name, Attorney Number)
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