Want to serve on a Bar committee?

first_img December 1, 2003 Regular News Want to serve on a Bar committee? The annual committee preference form for Bar members seeking appointments for the presidential term of President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson are now available on The Florida Bar’s Web site.The forms are posted at www.flabar.org. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, and request a form be mailed or faxed to you.To apply to serve on a committee, members will have to fill out the committee preference form and submit it online, eliminating the need to mail or fax in the completed form. It will be presented in the same format as usual and should only take a minute or two to complete and submit.There are roughly 500 appointments to be made, and typically 5,000 Bar members apply. Johnson said since the number of requests for appointments always exceeds the number of positions available, she will work to appoint people who have not previously had an opportunity to serve on Bar committees and will consider several factors, including previous history of service to the Bar and voluntary bar organizations.If you are currently serving on a standing committee, check the September 2003 directory issue of The Florida Bar Journal at pages 640 – 656 to determine when your term expires. If your term expires in 2004, you must complete a new form to be considered for reappointment. If you are not currently on a standing committee and wish to be appointed, complete the form and return it prior to January 16, 2004. If you are serving on a substantive law committee and wish to continue to do so, you also must complete and return this form by January 16, 2004, to retain membership on that committee. Want to serve on a Bar committee?last_img read more