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FFLA Public Member Director applications now open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2024
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson, [email protected]
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: 800-541-2195

FFLA, formerly known as  The Florida Bar Foundation, is seeking applicants for Public Member Directors for three-year terms starting on July 1, 2024.

In accordance with its  Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, there shall be no fewer than two (2) or more than four (4) public members, who shall not be lawyers, to be selected by the joint nominating committee of FFLA and The Florida Bar. Membership on such joint nominating committee shall be comprised of three directors of FFLA appointed by the president of FFLA and three members of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar appointed by the president of The Florida Bar.

Applications for these positions can be completed at https://fundingfla.org/about-ffla/ffla-board-of-directors/. They can also be requested from FFLA, 175 Lookout Place, Suite 100, Maitland 32751, or 800-541-2195. Completed applications for these seats must be received by FFLA by May 15, 2024.

Since 1981, FFLA has been the administrator of the Florida Supreme Court-approved Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program. The FFLA board awards all grants, oversees FFLA’s fundraising program, sets investment policies and FFLA policies generally, and adopts the annual operating budget.

FFLA embraces the concept of diversity. A diverse membership makes the board stronger, and more relevant to the society in which we live. FFLA strongly encourages everyone interested and qualified to apply for service on the board. To help achieve the broadest participation, FFLA’s “Expense Reimbursement Policy” provides modest reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for attorney members, and full reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for public members and members of the judiciary.

Applicants will be advised in writing on or around June 1, 2024 regarding their applications to serve as a public member director on FFLA’s Board of Directors.

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