DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES BOARD AND STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
The Florida Bar Board of Governors has extended the deadline to Friday, Dec. 16, for lawyers to apply for vacancies on the Florida Rural Legal Services Inc. board and the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensations Claims. Applicants must be Florida Bar members in good standing. Vacancies will be filled during the Jan. 27, 2023 Board of Governors meeting.
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.: One attorney to serve a three-year term commencing January 1, 2023 on its 20-member board of directors. Other appointing organizations are the NBA, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, ACLU, voluntary bar associations and various other eligible client and community organizations. The mission of Florida Rural Legal Services is to empower low-income individuals, groups, and communities by providing them with access to justice through legal advice, representation, and advocacy.
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Four attorneys from each of the following territorial jurisdictions of the First, Second, Fifth and Sixth state appellate districts to serve the remainder of four-year terms commencing January 1, 2023. 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.
Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5757, to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail no later than the close of business on Friday, December 16, 2022. 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.