THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
The Florida Bar is seeking applicants for:
Florida Patient’s Compensation Fund Board of Governors: One lawyer to serve a four-year term commencing July 1, 2019. The purpose of the board is to supervise the operations of the FPCF, which provides excess medical malpractice coverage to Florida health care providers.
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Three lawyers from the territorial jurisdictions of the First, Third and Fifth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms commencing July 2, 2019. All applicants must be members of The Florida Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission, pursuant to F.S. §440.45(2)(b). Commissioners also are not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the Judicial Nominating Commission on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their term. Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.
Lawyers interested in applying for these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment from the Bar’s website, www.floridabar.org or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5667 to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300 or submitted via email to [email protected] no later than the close of business on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.