June appointments to be filled; apps due Friday

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  • | 12:00 p.m. May 3, 2007
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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its June 1, 2007, meeting:

• American Bar Association House of Delegates — Three lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing in August 2007, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members.

• Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors –– Six lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing July 1. This is a 21-member board that 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 — Four lawyers and one non-lawyer 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.

Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment from the Bar’s Web site — www.floridabar.org — or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by Florida Bar Executive Director John Harkness, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2300 no later than 5:30 p.m. Friday. 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.
— Courtesy The Florida Bar