Proposed board action
Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items at its July 17, 2020 board of governors meeting. This is governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. If approved by the board, most rules amendments must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. Amendments to section bylaws and standing board policies are final on board of governors action. Additionally, non-substantive edits to conform to the Supreme Court style guide are not noted in the summary. To receive a full copy of the text of proposed amendments, email [email protected] or call the Rules Administrative Coordinator at (850) 561-5780. Reference any requested proposal by its title and date of this publication.
RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR
Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs
RULE 6-3.3 JURISDICTION OF CERTIFICATION COMMITTEES
Summary: Adds that the Board of Legal Specialization and Education will petition the Supreme Court of Florida to close the certification area to new applicants if there have not been any applicants in 5 consecutive years. The recertification standards of the certification area would remain in effect.
Standing Board Policies
STANDING BOARD POLICY 1.20 BOARD MEETINGS
Summary: Within subdivision (d), adds that the bar president-elect may appoint up to 6 non-voting members of the Board of Governors, 3 from state-wide and 3 from regional/local organizations or other individuals to be seated at any 1 time for the year in which the bar president-elect will become bar president.
BLSE POLICY 2.06 APPLICANT CLASSIFICATIONS
Summary: Adds to subsection (c) that the BLSE chair will appoint another committee to review a recertification application if the area committee is not able to review the application.