The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking applicants for seven seats on its board of directors for terms starting July 2013 under the Florida Supreme Court approved governance plan. The plan calls for 18 members of the Foundation board to be selected in equal portions by the Supreme Court, The Florida Bar Board of Governors, and the board of directors of the Foundation.
Six of the 18 at-large seats will be filled for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2013. The positions for which applicants are being sought currently are held by Roberto R. Pardo, Miami, and Patrick J. Casey, West Palm Beach (Foundation appointees), Dominic C. MacKenzie, Jacksonville, and Kathryn D. Weston, Daytona Beach (Florida Bar Board of Governors appointees), Anthony J. Carriuolo and Juliette Lippman, both of Ft. Lauderdale (Florida Supreme Court appointees). Casey, Weston, and Lippman are eligible for an additional term. The seventh at-large seat will fill the unexpired one-year term of John P. Kuder, Pensacola (Foundation appointee).
Since 1981, the Foundation has been the administrator of the Florida Supreme Court’s IOTA Program. The Foundation board awards all grants, oversees the Foundation’s fundraising program, sets investment policies, Foundation policies generally, and adopts the annual operating budget.
Applications for positions to be filled by the Supreme Court and the Foundation (at-large seats), may be obtained from the executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 1553, Orlando 32802-1553 (800-541-2195), or downloaded from the Foundation’s website, www.floridabarfoundation.org, under: About Us — Membership and Governance. Completed applications for these seats must be received by the Foundation by February 1, 2013. (The Florida Bar will give separate notice for the positions to be filled by the Board of Governors. Applicants for the Bar seats should contact the Bar directly or visit the Bar’s website.)
The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors embraces the concept of diversity. A diverse membership makes the board stronger, and its work for the Foundation more relevant to the society in which we live. The Foundation strongly encourages minorities and persons with disabilities to apply for service on the board. To help achieve the broadest participation, The Florida Bar Foundation “Expense Reimbursement Policy” provides modest reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for attorney members, and full reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for public members and members of the judiciary.
Applicants will be advised in writing by May 31, 2013, of action taken by the selecting authorities.