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YLD nominations now being accepted.

Nominating petitions for positions on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors must be received in the headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15.

Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., on October 1 certified to Mike Faehner, YLD president, the number of YLD 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 Art. V, Section 5 of the YLD bylaws.

Members of the Young Lawyers Division may be nominated for the board from the circuits indicated by their official Bar address if they will not have reached the age of 36 before July 1, 2005, or if age 36 or older by such date will not have been admitted to practice in any jurisdiction for more than 5 years. To be nominated, a member must submit a nominating petition signed by no fewer than five members of the Young Lawyers Division in good standing in that circuit. Nominations for the First, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th, 15th, 17th, and 19th circuits must specify the seat number that is being sought. Nominees shall endorse their written acceptance on such petitions, but no nominees shall accept a nomination for more than one seat. Should you decide to change seats, you must submit another nomination form prior to 5 p.m. on December 15. On a date to be fixed by the president-elect, the nominating petitions shall be canvassed and tabulated by the executive director and he shall thereupon certify in writing the names of all members who have been properly nominated.

Ballots will be mailed to young lawyers in all odd-numbered circuits having contested elections on or about March 1, 2005. Voted ballots must be received prior to midnight, March 21, 2005.

Elected board members will take office at the 2005 Florida Bar Annual Meeting in Orlando and will serve a two-year term. The YLD board meets approximately six times a year and attendance at the meetings is mandatory. Potential candidates should be aware that all travel and accommodation expenses to attend the meetings are the responsibility of the board member (nominal reimbursement is available).

The YLD Board of Governors has general management and control of the affairs of the division. The board assists and cooperates with the officers and committees of The Florida Bar. Service on the board carries with it the responsibility of speaking on behalf of approximately 17,000 members of the Young Lawyers Division.

Only the circuits indicated are up for election. Present Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors members whose terms will expire on June 24, 2005, and whose seats are the subject of the elections discussed above include:
YLD nominations
now being accepted

 Current Member Circuit Seat #

* Julie L. Jones 1 1
 Kris B. Robinson 3 1
 Renee E. Thompson 5 1
 William M. Chanfrau, Jr. 7 1
* Paul J. Scheck 9 1
 Heather P. Rodriquez 9 2
 Nichole M. Mooney 9 3
* Garrett J. Biondo 11 1
 Cynthia Morales 11 2
 Jennifer J. Ator 11 3
* Maria T. Armas 11 4
* Alexander T. Sarafoglu 11 5
* Clinton S. Payne 11 6
 R.J. Haughey 13 1
* Gregory P. Brown 13 2
 Lara Tibbals 13 3
 C. Wade Bowden 15 1
 Ronald P. Ponzoli, Jr. 15 2
 Ginny R. Neal 15 3
* Michelle Tomlinson 17 1
 Shari N. Hines 17 2
* Jill M. Bennett 17 3
* Nicholas W. Romanello 17 4
* John M. Stewart 19 1

* Does not intend to seek re-election


Nomination Petition Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors

The undersigned members of the Young Lawyers Division in good standing of The Florida Bar, each of whose official Bar address in the--Judicial Circuit hereby place in nomination--for election to the YLD Board of Governors from the--Judicial Circuit, Seat--, to hold office commencing at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar on June 24, 2005, for a term of two years and until a successor is elected and qualified. (NOTE: Must be signed by no less than five members of the YLD in good standing of The Florida Bar whose official bar address is in that Judicial Circuit.)

Signature --

Printed Name and Attorney Number --

I hereby certify that I am a member of the YLD of The Florida Bar in good standing whose official Bar address is in the--Judicial Circuit. I hereby endorse my acceptance of this nomination and agree to serve as a member of the YLD Board of Governors if elected.

Signature --

Attorney Number --

Date --

Retype on plain white paper, complete and return by December 15 to: Executive Director c/o Austin Newberry, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
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