Two lawyers needed for the Board of Bar Examiners
March 15, 2009 Regular News Two lawyers needed for the Board of Bar Examiners T wo lawyers needed for the Board of Bar ExaminersLawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 29 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill two five-year terms commencing November 1, expiring on October 31, 2014.Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible.Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members volunteer 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.Persons interested in applying for 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) 561-3127, 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 no later than 5:30 p.m., Monday April 6, 2009. 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.