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Workman joins the Board of Governors

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Don Workman

Donald A. Workman of Washington, D.C., has been elected without opposition to the Bar Board of Governors representing out of state members.

The seat become vacant due to the resignation of out of state board member Ian M. Comisky.  Workman, a partner with Baker & Hostetler, will be sworn in at the Bar’s June convention along with other new and returning board members.

Voting in other Bar elections gets underway March 1 and the Bar will present a live president-elect candidates’ forum February 22, from 12-12:30 p.m., via Zoom, to provide Florida lawyers an opportunity to virtually meet the candidates: Steve Davis of Miami and Gary Lesser of West Palm Beach.

Steve Davis and Gary LesserDavis and Lesser, both current members of the Board of Governors, will present opening and closing statements about their qualifications and visions for the Bar. They will also answer questions submitted in advance by Bar members.

The forum will be moderated by former Justice Peggy Quince who served on the Florida Supreme Court from 1999-2019.

“Normally the candidates would travel the state attending local bar meetings and events to meet Bar members from Pensacola to Key West,” President Dori Foster-Morales said. “With the pandemic restricting travel and in-person events, this forum will give members another opportunity to evaluate the candidates prior to voting.”

Ballots for the election will be emailed or mailed on March 1, and all votes must be received prior to midnight, March 22. The winner who receives the majority of votes will be sworn in as president-elect at the 2021 Annual Convention when current President-elect Michael Tanner is sworn in as president.

Links to register for the forum and to submit questions in advance are posted at floridabar.org/forum along with Florida Bar News resources including a question and answer feature article and the candidates’ platform statements. The forum will be recorded and placed on this webpage for members who are unable to view the live program.

Ballots for the Board of Governors and YLD board races will also be mailed or emailed around March 1, and must be returned to the Bar’s election company prior to midnight March 22. Any runoffs will be conducted between April 1 and April 22.

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