The Florida Bar


February 20, 2017
Kristen Wilson; kwilson,
The Florida Bar
(850) 561-5757

TALLAHASSEE – Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 3, 2017, for two three-year terms on the Florida Board of Board Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint two public members 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 before 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.

Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations, with travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed. Board members should be willing and able to devote the equivalent of 3-4 days’ work a month, or up to 350 or more hours per year on Board business, depending on committee assignments.

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 Nov. 1, 2017, with the expiration of the terms of David C. Lyles of Lithia and Dr. Janet M. Sermon of Tallahassee.

Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may click here to download the Questionnaire for Public Member Vacancy or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757 to obtain the questionnaire. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300 or submitted via email to no later than the close of business on Monday, April 3, 2017. 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.

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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."

[Revised: 02-26-2017]