Public seat open on Florida Board of Bar Examiners

Lawyers are not eligible for the three-year appointment.

  • By Max Marbut
  • | 12:00 a.m. March 24, 2023
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Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 7 for one vacancy on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend three nominees for the vacancy to the state Supreme Court. 

The court will appoint one public member to serve a three-year term beginning Nov. 1, 2023, and expiring Oct. 31, 2026.

The board ensures that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar have met the requirements regarding character and fitness, education and technical competence prior to recommending to the court an applicant’s admission.

A public member volunteer must have a bachelor’s degree and be deemed qualified by the court to assess whether applicants for admission meet the eligibility requirements under the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar.

Previous public member volunteers have possessed experience in education, medicine, psychology, science, accounting, statistical analysis, retired military and other professions. Lawyers are not eligible.

Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend about 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations.

The appointee must able to devote the equivalent of four 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.

Visit to download the Questionnaire for Public Member Vacancy or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-3127 to obtain the document.

Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2300 or submitted via email to [email protected]  no later than the close of business April 7. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application.

A joint committee of The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners will review all applications and may request virtual or personal interviews.



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