The Florida Bar
Committee Preference Form
2014 - 2015 Committee Preference Form
December 1, 2013
As I travel around the country, one thing has become abundantly clear to me. Simply, The Florida Bar is the finest Bar Association in this country. I attribute the success of this Bar to the strength and hard work of our committees and sections. As you may know, The Florida Bar currently has 70 standing committees and 22 sections and divisions. The quality of work performed by our standing committees is a direct reflection on the reputation of our Florida Bar.
I would like to encourage you to join this group of hard working men and women who volunteer their time to make our legal system a better place. The only way you can participate in this effort is by completing and forwarding your online committee preference form between December 1, 2013 and January 15, 2014.
Service on a Florida Bar Committee is a wonderful experience. Not only will you be responsible for enhancing our profession and ultimately our citizens, but you will be working in areas that are fascinating, challenging and extremely important.
Although the criteria for selection varies from committee to committee, some of the factors I consider when making committee appointments are:
• Prior service to The Florida Bar and voluntary bar organizations;
• The need to infuse new members to a particular committee; and
• Diversity, which includes but is not limited to gender, ethnicity, geography, practice areas and firm size.
Additionally, I consider prior committee participation and contributions as evaluated by the various Committee Chairs.
BETWEEN DECEMBER 1, 2013 and JANUARY 15, 2014,
PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING
PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING
If you are currently serving on a Standing Committee, please check The Florida Bar’s website to determine when your term on the Committee expires. If your term expires in 2014, you must complete and submit your Committee Preference Form to be considered for reappointment.
If you are not currently serving on a Standing Committee, and wish to be considered, please complete the form and return it prior to January 15, 2014. Your comments concerning your participation in Bar-related activities, your qualifications and interests will be particularly helpful to me in making these choices.
If you are serving on a substantive law committee and wish to continue to do so, you must complete and return the Committee Preference Form by January 15, 2014, to be considered for reappointment.
I thank you in advance for your interest in helping The Florida Bar maintain its reputation for excellence. I look forward to working with you over the coming Bar year.
Very Truly Yours,
Gregory W. Coleman