Board to make June appointments

first_imgBoard to make June appointments Board to make June appointments The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its June 2 meeting: ABA House of Delegates: Three lawyers (one under 35 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing in August at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members. Florida Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing July 1. This is a 21-member board that provides civil legal assistance to indigent persons. Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1. This 15-member board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers. Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Board of Governors: One lawyer to serve a two-year term commencing July 1. This is a nine-member board of governors that develops a means of obtaining loss and expense experience in medical malpractice issues. Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism: Three lawyers to serve on this 23-member commission commencing July 1. Two are four-year terms and one is the remainder of a four-year term that expires June 30, 2008. The commission acts as a steering and long-range planning commission for the creation and implementation of programs promoting the ideals and goals of professionalism, oversees the development of judicial professionalism programs and the teaching of professionalism in law schools. In addition, it establishes the policies of the Bar’s Center for Professionalism and acts as the center’s governing board. Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One attorney to serve a four-year term commencing July 1. This is a 12-member committee that renders written advisory opinions to inquiring judges concerning the propriety of contemplated judicial and nonjudicial conduct.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment from the Bar’s Web site at, or should call Bar headquarters at(850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 5. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.center_img April 30, 2006 Regular Newslast_img

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