Reeves becomes chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners
David C. Reeves of Jacksonville has become chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and Jane A. Rose of Tampa was elected vice chair.
Reeves, of Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight, & Jones, was elevated to chair on November 1. Reeves, who has served on the board since 2015, attended Wake Forest University where he earned his B.A. degree in 1989, and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1995. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1995. Reeves is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association in Jacksonville, having served as its president in 2009-2010.
Rose was elected vice chair of the Board of Bar Examiners by her fellow board members at a meeting of the board on October 10. Rose, who has served on the board since 2016, will become chair on November 1, 2020. Rose attended the University of Massachusetts where she received her B.A. degree magna cum laude, and Widener University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate degree. She was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1990. Rose is a senior assistant county attorney with the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office.
Rose has previously served on The Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee and Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee. Rose currently serves on the board of directors of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and the George Edgecomb Bar Association. Rose is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, and the National Bar Association.
The Florida Board of Bar Examiners is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court charged with the responsibility of enforcing the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to The Bar. This involves the supervision of character background investigations as well as the administration and grading of the Florida bar exam.