LEADERSHIP IS AN ACTION, NOT A POSITION.
(so what are you waiting for?)
To help you get started, we've put together this list of current Leadership Opportunities, including deadlines, short descriptions, and related links.
Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill one vacancy on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend three nominees for one lawyer vacancy at its May 21, 2021 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill one five-year term commencing November 1, 2021 and expiring on October 31, 2026.
For more information, click here.
Voluntary Bar Appointments Available:
ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 2021, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members.
Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2021. This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well as providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer.
Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors: Three lawyers and two non-lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1, 2021. This 15-member Board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers.
Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may click here to download the Application for Special Appointment or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757, to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail to email@example.com no later than the close of business on Friday, April 16, 2021. 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.
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Legal Services seeks an attorney to work in its Consumer Rights Unit. This Unit provides the full range of legal services to assist homeowners at risk of mortgage foreclosure, and to defend mortgage foreclosure actions, including initiation of Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, loan modifications and rescission actions. The Unit also protects people from unfair financial practices by representing consumers in debt collection defense cases, defending against improper garnishment of wages or bank accounts and representing in cases involving used automobiles with a focus on financing, unfair and deceptive sales practices, warranty and odometer law violations.
They are seeking an attorney with a commitment to and passion for the rights of low-income clients.
Learn more here.
FIU Center for Leadership
The Center presents new virtual program offerings designed to give participants the tools needed to enhance leadership skills in an ever-changing world. The Center’s virtual programs are offered through a live online format. Live online programs take place in real-time with live instructions and continue to include all the hallmarks of the Center’s development programs – interactivity, research-backed insights, a focus on self-discovery, small and large group discussions, in-class practice, and opportunities to interact with our world-class instructors – all with the goal of helping you become more effective and grow in your leadership. Live online programs are intensive 2-5 day programs scheduled during regular work hours (ET), and live attendance is required for participants.
Learn more here.
Wynwood Business Improvement District
Wynwood Business Improvement District is looking for women to join their board of directors. More information about this organization is available at: https://wynwoodmiami.com/learn/our-story/. For more information about joining the board of directors for this organization, contact Aleksander Sanchez at 786-615-8828.
Learn more here.
Miami-Dade FAWL encourages its members to get more involved in the organization.
The 22 Miami-Dade FAWL committees can be found here.
If you are interested in getting involved with one of these committees please reach out to our President, Ardith Bronson, here.
Do you know of an Opportunity not listed above? Submit Leadership Opportunities by email here.
(Of course, we reserve the right to review and post at our discretion.)