APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MAY
Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 20, 2016 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill two five-year terms commencing Nov. 1, 2016 and expiring on Oct. 31, 2021.
Attorneys applying must have been members of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible.
Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately ten meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members should be willing and able to devote the equivalent of 3-4 days’ work a month, or up to 350 or more hours per year on Board business, depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.
Persons interested in applying for these vacancies should contact Tara Newman, Director of Administration, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, at 850-681-5707 or NewmanT@flcourts.org to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1750 by the close of business on Friday, March 25, 2016. A link to the application can also be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org.