The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May meeting:
ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers (one under-35 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2012, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members.
Florida Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing July 1. This is a 21-member board that provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well as providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer.
Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1. This 15-member board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers.
Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One lawyer to serve a four-year term commencing July 1. This is a 12-member committee that renders written advisory opinions to inquiring judges concerning the propriety of contemplated judicial and non-judicial conduct.
Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Board of Governors: One lawyer to serve a two-year term commencing July 1. This is a nine-member board of governors that develops a means of obtaining loss and expense experience in medical malpractice issues.
Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the “Application for Special Appointment” from the Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757, to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, April 12. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.