Members of the public are invited to apply on or before March 22, 2019, for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public member to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board ensures that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar have met the requirements of the Rules with regard to character and fitness, education and technical competence before recommending to the Supreme Court an applicant’s admission to the Bar.
A public member volunteer should possess education or work-related experience such as educational testing, accounting, statistical analysis, medicine, psychology or related sciences. A bachelor’s degree is required. Lawyers are not eligible.
Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations, with travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed. Board members should be willing and able to devote the equivalent of three to four days’ work a month, or up to 350 or more hours per year, on Board business, depending on committee assignments.
Board members should be interested in seeking to improve the examination and its administration, and to evaluate carefully the character and fitness of applicants seeking admission to the Bar. Board members should be free of adverse interests, conflicting duties or inconsistent obligations that may interfere or appear to interfere with the proper administration of the Board’s mandate from the Court.
The vacancy will occur on Nov. 1, 2019 with the expiration of the term of Robert D. Shaw, Jr., of Orlando.
Those interested in applying for this vacancy may download the Questionnaire for Public Member Vacancy from the Board of Bar Examiners website or call Bar headquarters at850-561-5757 to obtain the questionnaire. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the close of business on Friday, March 22, 2019. 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 telephone or personal interviews.