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 March. As outlined in the Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 2-6.5, Members have an opportunity to provide input in the fall during early development and again after the proposed budget is published on-line and in hardcopy no later than an April issue.  The Budget Committee will conduct a detailed review of all requested budgets submitted by committees or program areas at the Tallahassee meeting for the purpose of providing a tentative budget for initial Board of Governors approval in March.

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.

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