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The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its December meeting.

Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference (Middle District): One attorney delegate to represent the Middle District of Florida, to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2024.  The biennial conference consists of educational opportunities and meetings (by state) on matters of mutual concern.  The Florida Bar’s three delegates contribute to planning and organizing an event during the conference in every odd numbered year.

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Seven attorneys, one from each state appellate district and one at-large member, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2024. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The joint committee is composed of 13 attorney members appointed by The Florida Bar and 13 Realtor/broker members appointed by Florida Realtors. The joint committee promotes cordial relations between Realtors/licensed brokers and attorneys, and organizes educational seminars.

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.: One attorney to serve a three-year term commencing January 1, 2024, 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.

Applications will be accepted until close of business on Monday, October 23.

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.

Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the application for special appointment or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-3127, to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail.

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