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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 26 TO APPLY FOR FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2020
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson, [email protected]
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5757

Florida Legal Services plays a vital role in assisting Floridians who cannot afford legal services.  FLS supports attorneys working at local programs throughout the state as well as volunteer pro bono attorneys in providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer. The group also conducts outreach to the Legislature and administrative offices on policies affecting the legal rights of the poor.

Now the group needs one attorney to step up to help perform its role of ensuring access to civil justice, which is even more crucial during the time of the pandemic. A position is open for one lawyer to serve a three-year term on the 15-member Board of Directors of Florida Legal Services, Inc., beginning July 1.

Attorneys interested in applying for this vacancy 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 by the executive director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300, no later than the close of business on Friday, June 26. 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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