COMMITTEE SEEKS NONATTORNEY APPLICANTS FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT
Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before March 22, 2021 for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public member to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board ensures that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar have met the requirements of the Rules with regard to character and fitness, education and technical competence prior to recommending to the Supreme Court of Florida an applicant’s admission to The Florida Bar.
A public member volunteer must have a bachelor’s degree and be deemed qualified by the Court to assess whether applicants for admission to The Florida Bar meet the essential eligibility requirements for admission under the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar. Past public member volunteers have possessed experience in education, medicine, psychology, science, accounting, statistical analysis, and various other professions. Lawyers are not eligible.
Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations, with travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed. Board members should be willing and able to devote the equivalent of 3-4 days’ work a month, or up to 350 or more hours per year on Board business, depending on committee assignments.
Board members should be interested in seeking to improve the examination and its administration, and carefully evaluating the character and fitness of applicants seeking admission to the Bar. Board members should be free of adverse interests, conflicting duties, or inconsistent obligations that may interfere or appear to interfere with the proper administration of the Board’s mandate from the Court.
The vacancy will occur on November 1, 2021 with the expiration of the term of Elaine G. Terenzi of Tampa.
Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download the Questionnaire for Public Member Vacancy or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5757 to obtain the questionnaire. Completed applications must be received by the executive director of The Florida Bar, 651 E Jefferson St, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail no later than the close of business on Monday, March 22, 2021. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. A joint committee of The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.
About The Florida Bar
Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the protection and benefit of both the public and all Florida lawyers. As one of the nation’s largest mandatory bars, The Florida Bar fosters and upholds a high standard of integrity and competence within Florida’s legal profession as an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court. To learn more, visit FloridaBar.org.