Nominating petitions for the 2023 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in The Florida Bar headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15. All of the board positions are for two-year terms.

Executive Director Joshua E. Doyle on October 17 certified to John A. Tomasino, clerk of the Supreme Court, the number of members of The Florida Bar in good standing in each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits and outside the State of Florida, and the number of circuit representatives based on the apportionment formula set forth in Rule 2-3.3, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.

Application of the apportionment formula this year resulted in the shift of one seat currently in the 20th Circuit to the 11th Circuit. Bylaw 2-3.4(a) outlines that the reapportionment established by the annual certification becomes effective on December 1, unless the court orders otherwise. Under this provision, the Board of Governors has requested the court maintain the current apportionment while the board studies the apportionment formula outlined in Bylaw 2-3.3 “to ensure it remains the most effective calculation.” When the court rules on this request, that result will be reported in the News and posted on The Florida Bar’s website.