What is the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar and why is Matthew A. Linde running for a seat on the Board of Governors?
Good question! If I win the election I qualify for an unpaid position where I get to spend 200-300 hours per year and also pay all my own expenses to attend every meeting. What a deal! Why would anyone want to do that? Read on oh inquisitive one and I will tell why I am spending money to run for a position that will cost me more money. First, the other day I called a friend of mine who is a good attorney and told him I was running for the Board of Governors. He asked me what is the Board of Governors?
According to the Florida Bar website: “The 52-member Board of Governors has exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar, subject to limitations imposed by the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar.”
The purpose of the Florida Bar according to Rule 1-2 (of the Rule Regulating the Florida Bar) is to: “The purpose of The Florida Bar shall be to inculcate in its members the principles of duty and service to the public, to improve the administration of justice, and to advance the science of jurisprudence.”
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