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Committee preference form launches online December 1

Dori Foster-Morales, president-elect of The Florida BarThe annual committee preference form for Bar members seeking appointments for the upcoming 2020-21 Bar year for Dori Foster-Morales’ term as president will be available December 1 at floridabar.org and are due no later than January 15, 2020.

President-elect Foster-Morales will make about 500 appointments to over 70 committees, and she wants to make sure she has a diverse group of lawyers from which to choose. Every Florida Bar committee and its description with current membership may be found on the Bar’s website.

In making committee appointments President-elect Foster-Morales will consider many factors, including:

• Diversity, including, but not limited to, gender, ethnicity, geography, practice area;

• Prior service to the Bar and voluntary bar organizations;

• The need to infuse new members into a particular committee; and

• Previous committee participation and contributions.

If you are currently serving on a committee, it is also important to check The Florida Bar’s website to determine if your term expires in 2020; if so, you need to re-submit a committee preference form to be considered for reappointment to that committee if you wish to remain on that committee. Remember if you are seeking to serve for the first time or seeking reappointment, you must submit an online form by January 15, 2020.

“I believe that serving on a committee of The Florida Bar is rewarding and extremely fulfilling and a wonderful way for all lawyers to enhance our profession while getting to better know their colleagues from around the state,” Foster-Morales said. “I look forward to getting our members involved and engaged. Thank you in advance for your service.”

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