Nonlawyer applications open for board of governors

Applications will be accepted until close of business Monday, Jan. 22, 2024.

  • By Max Marbut
  • | 12:00 a.m. November 17, 2023
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The Florida Bar seeks a new nonlawyer to serve on its governing board.

The new board member will replace Linda Goldstein of Tampa, whose second two-year term expires in June 2024.

The new board member would serve a two-year term starting June 21, 2024. Candidates must be able to commit to attending/participating in five two-day meetings held at locations around the state; one two-day meeting held at a location outside of Florida; and one virtual two-day meeting, in addition to occasional committee meetings held virtually throughout the year.

Persons interested in serving as a public member may visit or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-3127 to obtain the application. 

Applications will be accepted until close of business Monday, Jan. 22, 2024.

Two public members have served on The Florida Bar’s 52-member governing board since the state Supreme Court approved the organization’s request to have nonlawyer representation on the board in 1987. Only 12 other state Bar organizations have public members on their governing boards.

The Board of Governors oversees the Bar’s lawyer discipline program, continuing legal education programs, legislative activities and the overall administration of The Florida Bar. Board members, who are all volunteers, average 200-300 hours per year on Bar business depending on committee assignments.



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