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Deadlines extended to apply for seats on the Florida Legal Services and Florida Lawyers Assistance (non-lawyer) boards


TFB Seal Sun YellowThe Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May meeting:

Florida Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2020.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well as providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer.

Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Board of Directors:  Two non-lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1, 2020. This 15-member board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers.

Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment from the Bar’s website 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 32399-2300 no later than the close of business on Friday, April 30.  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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