The Florida Bar

Board Budget Committee

The Budget Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board of Governors a budget which implements the approved programs of the Bar after receiving input from the Program Evaluation Committee. Fiscal and budgetary policy changes are formulated by the Budget Committee with input from the various parts of the Bar affected by such changes; proposed policies are sent to the Board of Governors for approval.

Preparation of the budget usually begins in September and is substantially completed by February. Generally, one meeting is held in Tallahassee, and a follow-up meeting may be held in Tampa for preparing the budget. The Rule requires notice of additional meetings in the five appellate districts, which may be canceled if no one requests to appear at the meeting.

The nine-member committee also reviews the financial statements and budget amendments for each Board of Governors meeting. Meetings for this purpose are usually held immediately preceding the Board of Governors meeting.

Michael Jerome Higer Chair Miami  2016
Dori Foster-Morales Chair-elect Miami  2017
Ian M Comisky Philadelphia  2017
Steven Wayne Davis Miami  2015
Stephen Herre Echsner Pensacola  2016
Eric Lynn Meeks Cincinnati  2016
Ronald Peter Ponzoli, Jr. West Palm Beach  2015
Paul Louis SanGiovanni Orlando  2017
John Mitchell Stewart Vero Beach  2015


[Revised: 7-1-2014]