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Florida Rural Legal Services: One attorney to serve a three-year term on its 20-member Board of Directors. In addition, there is one vacancy for the remainder of a three-year term commencing January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017. Other appointing organizations are the NBA, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, ACLU, voluntary bar associations and various other eligible client and community organizations. The mission of Florida Rural Legal Services is to provide accessible legal assistance that empowers low-income and disadvantaged populations.

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Five lawyers, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2017. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 11 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and 11 realtors appointed by the Florida Association of Realtors. The committee promotes cordial relations between realtors and attorneys and presents educational seminars.

Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference: One delegate to represent the Southern District of Florida to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2017. The biennial conference consists of educational opportunities and meetings (by state) on matters of mutual concern. The Bar’s three delegates contribute to planning and organizing an event during the conference in every odd numbered year.

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, November 4, 2016. 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.