Vacancies on board, commission

Florida Bar Board of Governors, Florida Patient’s Compensation Fund seeking applicants.

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The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for six vacancies to be filled during its March 3 meeting.

The Florida Patient’s Compensation Fund board of governors needs one attorney to serve a four-year term beginning July 1. 

The purpose of the board is to supervise the operations of the fund, which provides excess medical malpractice coverage to Florida health care providers.

Applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law.

The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims seeks five attorneys from the territorial jurisdictions of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th state appellate districts to serve staggered four-year terms beginning July 3. Applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law.

No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission.

In addition, commissioners are not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their term.

Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.

Attorneys interested in applying for the vacancies may visit or call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-3127 to obtain the application form.

Completed applications must be received by Feb. 17. The board of governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.