Board of Governors Executive Committee set
The Florida Bar Board of Governors has voted to elevate three members to the Executive Committee, a select panel empowered to act for the board between its meetings.
In balloting following nominations at a May 21 meeting on Duck Key, board members voted to appoint Sia Baker-Barnes, Paige Greenlee, and Jay Kim.
Baker-Barnes, who represents the 15th Circuit, is a shareholder with Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley in West Palm Beach, where she concentrates on personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability.
Greenlee, who represents the 13th Circuit, is founder of Greenlee Law in Tampa, where she concentrates on complex commercial litigation.
Kim, who represents the 17th Circuit, is managing partner of Kim Vaughn Lerner in Ft. Lauderdale, where he concentrates on complex commercial litigation.
Incoming President Michael Tanner announced earlier that his direct appointments to the Executive Committee were Robin Bresky and Greg Weiss.
Bresky, who represents the 15th Circuit, is founder and president of Bresky Law in West Palm Beach, which focuses on appellate law, trusts, and estates. Weiss, who represents the 19th Circuit, is a shareholder with Mrachek Law in West Palm Beach, where he practices commercial, business, and intellectual property law.
The Executive Committee is composed of the president, president-elect, and the chairs of the Budget, Legislation, Communications, Disciplinary Review, and Program Evaluation committees, as well as the Young Lawyers Division president, two members selected by the president, and three members selected by the board.
Unless otherwise limited by rule, the Executive Committee has the authority to “exercise the function of the Board to the extent authorized by the Board on any specific matter, and on any other matter which necessarily must be determined between meetings of the board.”
The Board of Governors is the governing body of The Florida Bar with exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the Bar’s activities, subject to limitations in the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar is an arm of the Florida Supreme Court charged with lawyer regulation and other professional activities. The 52-member board is composed of:
• The president and president-elect (one-year terms);
• The president and president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division (one-year terms);
• Representatives elected by members of the Bar from each of the state’s 20 judicial circuits;
• Four out-of-state representatives elected by members who reside outside of Florida; and
• Two public/non-lawyer members appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.