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Board of Governors Meeting Preview – July 2020

The following items are up for action or discussion at the July 17, 2020, virtual meeting of the Board of Governors as of today; changes may occur before the meeting. Please contact your board representative(s) if you have any input or questions. This Florida Bar News article provides additional details.

  • Board members will consider proposed amendments recommended by the Special Committee on Non-Voting Board Appointments regarding the appointment of up to six liaisons to ensure diverse perspectives from all parts of the Bar.
  • A report from the Board Technology Committee is scheduled as well as a discussion on the greater use of legal technology during the pandemic and the need to promote more uniformity in remote proceedings.
  • Proposed amendments will be discussed to the Rules of Criminal Procedure and to Rule 6-3.3 Jurisdiction of Certification Committee to close a certification area if there have not been any applicants in five consecutive years; recertification standards for the area would remain in effect.
  • Section and Division legislative position requests for the 2020-2022 Biennium will be considered. For updates on legislative positions and Bar advocacy: floridabar.org/legislativeactivity.

The full agenda for this meeting is posted here.