THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS
Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six attorneys, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2023. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 11 attorneys appointed by The Florida Bar and 11 realtors appointed by the Florida Association of Realtors. The committee promotes cordial relations between realtors and attorneys and presents educational seminars.
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, Inc. 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: One attorney from the territorial jurisdictions of the Sixth state appellate district to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2023. 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.
Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may click here to download the Application for Special Appointment or should 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 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail to [email protected] no later than the close of business on Friday, October 21, 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.