The Florida Bar


January 6, 2020

A special committee appointed by Bar President John Stewart is looking at how non-voting ex-officio members are appointed to the Board by Bar Presidents. As part of its review, the committee will be hosting a Town Hall at its February 7 meeting at the Bar’s Winter Meeting. The Town Hall is set for 8-10 a.m. in the Bayhill 27 room at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

The committee’s deliberations center around Standing Board Policy 1.20(d). Currently, the board has representatives from the Cuban American Bar Association, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (traditionally the presidents of those organizations fill those seats), government lawyers, and judges representing the statewide conferences of county and circuit court judges.

Voluntary bar leaders are encouraged to attend the Town Hall for input on the concepts being discussed and to offer ideas to help ensure representation of all sectors, interests and perspectives of the Bar.

For more information review The Florida Bar News story here.