Voluntary Bar Appointment Opportunities!

The Florida Bar has issued a Press Release regarding open voluntary bar association positions. The deadline for submitting an application is no later than the close of business on April 16.


The following opportunities are now open for applications:


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 these vacancies 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 specialapptapp@floridabar.org 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.



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