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June 1, 2013
Florida Supreme Court Historical Society seeks trustee applicants

The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is seeking applicants to serve on its board of trustees.

Trustees will be elected by the members of the society at the Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton from judges, lawyers, law teachers, or other qualified citizens.

The board meets twice a year, including once at The Florida Bar Annual Convention. Its members are invited to participate each year in the society’s “centerpiece event,” the annual reception and dinner in Tallahassee, which is attended by governmental leaders, judges, attorneys, educators, and special guests. The event attracts large audiences and features prominent keynote speakers, including former governors and Supreme Court justices.

The two-fold mission of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is to educate the public about the important role of the courts in protecting personal rights and freedoms, as well as resolving the myriad of disputes that arise within the state and preserve the rich history of Florida’s judicial system.

The society has undertaken the publication of books that chronicle the history of the Supreme Court of Florida, more than 20 oral histories honoring individuals who have had a major influence on the state’s judicial system, maintaining archives of historical documents, and conducting tours and exhibits at the court.

Individuals wishing to be considered for election as a trustee for a three-year term beginning July 1 should send a brief letter indicating interest and a current resume by June 15 to John DeVault, chair of the nominating committee, at jdevault@bedellfirm.com.

[Revised: 09-01-2014]