The Florida Bar
COMMITTEE SEEKS PUBLIC MEMBER APPLICANTS FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2012
CONTACT: Michele A. Gavagni, Executive Director,
Florida Board of Bar Examiners
TALLAHASSEE– Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 16, 2012, 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, 2012, with the expiration of the term of Judy Doyle, 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, FL 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, 2012. The application may also be obtained from The Florida Bar's website at www.floridabar.org.
EDITORS: Please note The Florida Bar is not an association and "Association" is not part of our name. Proper reference is "The Florida Bar." Local bar organizations are properly termed "associations."