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New trustees sought for Supreme Court Historical Society

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Ed Guedes

Ed Guedes

The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is seeking judges, lawyers, law teachers, and other citizens to serve on its board of trustees. New Trustees will be elected during the society’s meeting at the 2023 Annual Florida Bar Convention in June at The Boca Raton.

The mission of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is two-fold: preserving the rich history of Florida’s judicial system and educating the public about the important role of the courts in protecting personal rights and freedoms. The historical society supports education and outreach programs, publishes books chronicling the history of the Florida Supreme Court and the award-winning Historical Review magazine, and facilitates the collection and archiving of historical documents and artifacts.

Trustees provide leadership, a shared vision, and a sense of mission, and are responsible for the fiscal health of the Historical Society. Nominating Committee Chair and Miami attorney Edward G. Guedes said the committee is “looking for leaders with proven performance and a commitment to the legal profession, time and ability to serve, sound judgment and integrity, and enthusiasm for honoring and preserving the history of Florida’s judiciary.”

The board meets in person twice a year, including once at The Florida Bar Annual Convention and once in Tallahassee. Trustees and members participate each year in the society’s centerpiece event “A Supreme Evening” in Tallahassee attended by governmental leaders, judges, attorneys, educators, and special guests.

To be considered by the nominating committee for a three-year term beginning July 1, visit FlCourtHistory.org/Nominations for additional information and complete and submit the Expression of Interest to Serve application, or contact Mark Miller, executive director, at 850-385-3098. The deadline for completing and returning the interest form is Friday, April 28, by email to [email protected].

If you’re not already a member of the historical society, join today online or via your Florida Bar fee statement and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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