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NOMINATING PETITIONS SOUGHT FOR FOURTH CIRCUIT SEAT ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

January 15th, 2020

Executive Director Joshua E. Doyle has announced a vacancy on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar due to the resignation of Fourth Circuit board member Michael G. Tanner. Tanner was finishing out a two-year term on the board. The office commences on June 19 and continues for a term ending June 25, 2021,…

FLORIDA BAR REPORTS ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PRESIDENT-ELECT

December 17th, 2019

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 17 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; three unopposed candidates will serve as new board members in the 3rd, 7th and 13th circuits; and four seats in the 1st, 11th and 17th circuits have contested elections. In addition, two members…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS A PUBLIC MEMBER TO SERVE ON ITS GOVERNING BOARD

December 2nd, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Continuing its practice of public involvement, The Florida Bar seeks a new nonlawyer to serve on its governing board. Since 1987, two public members have served on the Bar’s 52-member governing board, after the Supreme Court of Florida approved the organization’s request to have nonlawyer representation on the board. Only 12 other state…

JANET VARNELL IS 2019 FLORIDA BAR CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR

October 31st, 2019

Janet Varnell of Lady Lake is the recipient of the 2019 Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award given by The Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee. The award will be presented to Varnell on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Orlando by Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Varnell…

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 15 FOR BOARD TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

October 30th, 2019

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six lawyers, one from each state appellate district, and one at-large member to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2020. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 11 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and…

CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE WELCOMES FIVE NEW MEMBERS FROM ALACHUA, BROWARD, LEE, ORANGE AND SANTA ROSA COUNTIES

September 4th, 2019

The Florida Bar added five new members to its Citizens Advisory Committee, an advisory group of 12 citizens with varied interests and backgrounds who provide two-way communication between the state’s major citizen constituencies and the Bar’s Board of Governors. The committee also helps to inform and educate the public about significant legal-justice issues. The new…

262 LAWYERS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION

August 22nd, 2019

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education announces that 262 lawyers earned Florida Bar board certification in 2019. Board certification places these attorneys among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the term “board certified” when referring to their legal credentials. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas…

PARKER THOMSON AWARDS HONOR JOURNALISTS AT CEREMONY

July 11th, 2019

The 2019 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida were presented Thursday in St. Petersburg during the 2019 Florida Media Conference. The awards are presented by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee in recognition of outstanding journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Awards were presented…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR VACANCY ON FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

July 9th, 2019

Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing immediately and ending June 30, 2022.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well…

FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. – BOARD OF DIRECTORS LAWYER VACANCY TO BE FILLED

May 31st, 2019

Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well as providing civil legal…