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Board to make May appointments


The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May meeting. Lawyer applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing.

ABA House of Delegates: Two attorneys to serve two-year terms commencing in August at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members.

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

Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: One attorney to serve a three-year term commencing July 1. 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.

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, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via email no later than the close of business on Friday, April 14. 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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