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DEADLINE EXTENDED – FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

May 12th, 2022

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy.  Lawyer applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2022.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program…

DEADLINE EXTENDED – FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE MAY APPOINTMENTS

May 3rd, 2022

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during the May 20, 2022 Board Meeting.  Lawyer applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing. ABA House of Delegates:  Two lawyers (one under 36 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2022, at the…

DEADLINE EXTENDED – THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE MAY APPOINTMENTS

April 18th, 2022

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during the May 20, 2022.  Lawyer applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing. ABA House of Delegates:  Two lawyers (one under 36 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2022, at the conclusion of…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR THE 3RD, 5th and 16th CIRCUIT JNC’S

April 18th, 2022

2022 Judicial Nominating Commission Nominations to be Made Judicial Nominating Commissions: Applications are being accepted for two lawyer vacancies for each of the 3rd, 5th and 16th Circuit JNCs.  The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis for his appointment.  Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July…

SARASOTA ATTORNEY F. SCOTT WESTHEIMER ELECTED FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE

March 22nd, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – Longtime Florida Bar leader and Sarasota attorney F. Scott Westheimer has been elected as President-elect Designate of The Florida Bar. Westheimer will be sworn in as president-elect at the Annual Florida Bar Convention on June 25, when current President-elect Gary Lesser, of West Palm Beach, becomes president. Westheimer will serve as president for…

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE MAY APPOINTMENTS

March 1st, 2022

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during the May 20, 2022.  Lawyer applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing. ABA House of Delegates:  Two lawyers (one under 36 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2022, at the conclusion of…

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

March 1st, 2022

Nominations are now open for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. Submit nominations before the April 4, 2022 entry deadline. The first-place award recipient for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash prize of $500, a plaque…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR ALL 26 JNC’S

February 28th, 2022

2022 Judicial Nominating Commission Nominations to be Made Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs.  The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment.  Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2022. Applicants must be…

COMMITTEE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT

February 1st, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, February 1, 2022 – Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before March 21, 2022 for one vacancy on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee will recommend three nominees for the vacancy to the Supreme Court of Florida. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public…

MAY BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED

February 1st, 2022

Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 20, 2022 meeting. The nominations…