Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 16 for a three-year term on the Florida Board of Board Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public member to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The board ensures that applicants have met the requirements of the rules with regard to character and fitness, education, and technical competence prior to recommending to the Supreme Court of Florida an applicant’s admission to The Florida Bar.
A public member volunteer should possess education or work-related experience such as educational testing, accounting, statistical analysis, medicine, psychology, or related sciences. A bachelor’s degree is required. Lawyers are not eligible. Public board members should be willing and able to devote about three days’ work a month. Service requires travel to various Florida locations to attend board meetings and the examination, with travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.
Board members should be interested in seeking to improve the examination and its administration, and to evaluate carefully the character and fitness of applicants seeking admission to the Bar. Board members should be free of adverse interests, conflicting duties, or inconsistent obligations that may interfere or appear to interfere with the proper administration of the board’s mandate from the court.
The vacancy will occur on November 1, with the expiration of the term of Judy Doyle of Orlando.
Persons interested in applying for the position as a public member serving on the board should contact Michele A. Gavagni, Executive Director, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, either by fax at (850) 414-6822 or by mail at 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750, to obtain an application which must be completed and filed in the board’s office by the close of business on Monday, April 16. The application may also be obtained from The Florida Bar’s website.