The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during the March 3 meeting.
Florida Patient’s Compensation Fund, Board of Governors: One attorney to serve a four-year term commencing July 1. The purpose of the board is to supervise the operations of the FPCF, which provides excess medical malpractice coverage to Florida health-care providers. All applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law.
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Five attorneys from the territorial jurisdictions of the First, Second, Third, Fifth, and Sixth state appellate districts to serve staggered four-year terms commencing July 3. All applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission, pursuant to F.S. §440.45(2)(b). In addition, commissioners are not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit, for two years following the expiration of their term. Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.