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FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2019
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5757, [email protected]

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from attorneys to serve on the following three groups:

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six lawyers, one from each state appellate district, and one at-large member to serve two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The Florida Bar president receives recommendations from the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee includes 11 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and 11 Realtors appointed by the Florida Association of Realtors. The committee promotes cordial relations between the two groups and presents educational seminars.

Florida Rural Legal Services: One attorney to serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020, 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.

Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference: One delegate to represent the Middle District of Florida for a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The biennial conference consists of educational opportunities and meetings (by state) on matters of mutual concern. The Bar’s three delegates contribute to planning and organizing an event during the conference in every odd-numbered year.

Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment or call Florida Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757 to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business on Friday, Oct. 25. Mail applications to: Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2300. Or submit via e-mail to  [email protected]  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.

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