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7 Fla. B. News 1 (1980)

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Brown, Smith to run- for office  presideit-elect


  Gerald L. Brown of Pensacola and
Samuel S. Smith of Miami Bega have
announced their intention to run for
president-elect of The Florida Bar in Bar
elections in March.
  Both now members of the Board of
Govemor, they have been speaking.
hi yidually and togethe, at local bar
association and other meetings for several
months although neither has formally filed
a nominating petition with The Florida
Bar.
  Filing deadline for candidates for
president-elect and for seats to become
vacant on the Board of Governors is
February 15. The Board seats are set out in.
another article in this issue of the News.
  Brown, practicing with Wells, Brown &
Brady, P.A., Pensacola, has been a
representative from the FirstCircuit on the
Board of Governors since 1974. He told the'
News he is running for the office of
president-elect for the following reason:


  Lawyers of Florida must anticipate
another doe inereasen the next fewyears
if the Bar does not do a better job now In
conollng expendtu~f the m= =dy
does dolar. You =a h oeectadditlmul


invasions into the practice of law if we do
not use lawyers from every part of the state
in our lobbying effort, rather than just
relying on a paid lobbyis.
  The Bar must respond to wijutfuned


Legislation filed

    Sunset subcommittee schedules hearings on Bar


   Sunset hearings on The Florida Bar and
   the Florida Board of Bar Examiners have
b'teen  seheduled by the Select
Subcommittee of the House Regulatory
Reform Committee.
   A public hearing on February 4 in
 Orlando will examine how other states
 regulate the profession. The office of Rep.
 George Sheldon, chairman of the House
 Regulatory Reform Committee, told the
 News that persons from unintegrated bars
 will be imvited to testify on how lawyers
 are admitted and regulated in their states.
   Public testimony will also be invited at
 the Orlando hearing from Florida citizens
 who have encountered problems or have
 had complaints against lawyers.
   On February 14 in Tallahassee, the
 Select Subcommittee, chaired by Rep.
 Dick Batchelor, will hear from The Florida
 Bar the history and scope of its regulation.
 and discipline, of lawyers' under the.


supervision and control of the Supremre
Court. The full-day hearing will also
provide* time for m ii ii s of the
subcommittee to ask questions of the Bar.
  The Board of Bar Examiners will make a
similar presentation before the
subcommittee at a hearing on March 13 in
Tallahassee. The agenda and formal notice
of the hearings are expected to be issued
by the subcommittee soon. Locations will
also be announced.
  The Florida Bar last month presented
the subcommittee with    a 228-page
response to questions the subcommittee
posed regarding discipline, budget and
other activities of The Florida Bar. In
addition, the Bar furnished      the
subcommittee a two and one-quarter inch
YLS forms

speakers' bureau

on amendment
  A statewide speakers' bureau is being
mobilized by The Florida Bar Young
Lawyers' Section to inform the public
about the proposed constitutional
amendment reducing the mandatory
jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of
Florida.
  The proposed amendment will be on the
Presidential Primary state ballot on March
11.
  Members of the Bar whose civic,
fraternal or church groups would like to
have a speaker on this amendment are
urged to contact the YLS Board of
Governors member in their circuit. YLS
Board members are listed at pages 586-559
in the September 1979 directory issue of
The Florida Bar Journal, or may be
obtained by calling Debbie Ginn, section
coordinator, atThe Florida Bar office, 904-
222-5298.
  The Florida Bar publicrelations division
is preparing both speakers' aids and a
pamphlet for the public, with questions
and answers on the jurisdiction
amendment. The public information
pamphlet will be available shortly.


high  exhibit of statistics and other
documents related to the questionnaire.
responses.
  Similar materials and responses have
been provided the subcommittee by the
Board of Bar Examiners.
  Bar officials learned this week that
Senator Tom Tobiassen, Pensacola, has
prefiled Senate Bill 181, a joint resolution
proposing to amend Section 15, Article V
                 (continued on page 3)


 Four finalists

announced

  President L. David Shear announced on
January  7  the  finalists who  were
considered by the-Bar's search committee
for the position of executive director,
being vacated February 1 by Marshall R.
Cassedy.
  They were: Reginald T. Hamner, CAE,
of Montgomery, Alabama, executive
director of the Alabama State Bar, the final
choice of the committee;
  D. Bruce Evans, CAE, an association
management executive and currently
president of the Printing Industries
Association of New York State, based in
Buffalo, New York;
  John F. (Jack) Harkness, Jr., State
Courts Administrator, Florida State Court
System, Tallahassee, and
  Stephen L. Smay, executive director of
the State Bar of Wisconsin, based in
Madison, Wisconsin.
  The Board of Governors of The Florida
Bar will meetJanuary 10-12 at Ponte Vedra
Beach to consider the recommendation of
its search committee, chaired by Earl B.
Hadlow of Jacksonville, that Hamner be
selected as executive director of the
26,000-member Florida Bar.
  Cassedy had announced in September
that he would be resigning on February 1,
1980, to enter the private practice of law in
Tallahassee. He served, as executive
director of the Bar for nearly 20 years.


crit     and demands of lawyers and
begin to assert our rights as we are not
second-clan citizens Being a fiscal
conservative and ageneralpractitionerhas
made me sensitive to these problem and
.convinced me that the Bar mustbecomean
advocate for the working lawyer. My
record on the Board of Governors reflects
that I have been a strong advocate for the
working lawyer.in Florida and desire to
continue in this role, Brown said.
   Smith, member of the Board of
 Governors from the lth Judicial Circuit.
 since 1974, said, -My decision to seek the
 office of president-elect of The Florida
 Bar is a continuation of my Involvement in
 Bar work as a member of and a a lecturer
 on the subject of law office economics. I
 believe that our profession will have to
 substantially alter the way that legal
 services 'are delivered. My involvement in
 law office economics and management,
 coupled with my participation on
 committees which studied prepaid legal
 services, group legal plans, lawyer
 advertising, two Budget Committees and
 three Executive Committees give me the
 background to provide the necessary
 leadership.
 Brown received the B.S. degree in
 business and accounting from Louisiana
 State University in 1958 and the J.D.
 degree from LSU in 1961. He has been a
 practicing attorney in Pensacola since 1961
 and in addition to service on the Board of
 Governors has served on the Executive
 Committee (1976-77) and was chairman of
 the Disciplinary Procedures Committee
 (1978-79).
 Brown was president of the Society of
 the Bar of the First Judicial Circuit in 1973,
 a member of the circuit's grievance
 committee, and presently is a member of
 the American Bar Association House of
 Delegates. He has been active in civic and
 church activities in his community, is
 married to the formerLinda Gould and has
 fdallden    ..... ..... 
 A parer in Smith, Mandler, Smith,
 Werner, Jacobowitz & Fried, P.A., Miami
 Beach, Smith was admitted to The Florida
 Bar in 1960 following graduation from the
 University of Miami Law School. He was
 on the Bas Executive Committee in 1976-
 77, 1978-79, and is currently on the
 committee. He has also served on two
 Budget Committees, Disciplinary
 Procedures Committee, Integration Rule
 and Bylaws Committee and now chairs the
 Economic Advisory Service Committee.
 Smith is past chairman of The Florida
 Bar Economics of Law Practice
 Committee (now Section) and is now
 chairman of the ABA Economics -of Law
 Practice Section. He has been alecturer for
 the ABA and for The Florida Bar on law
 office economics on many occasions. Heis
 a Fellow of the American College of
 Probate Counsel, past president of the
 Miami Beach Bar Association, and has
served on numerous other Bar committees.
  Smith and his wife, Susan, have three
children.


Changes in bylaws ...... page 6
ABA delegates ist
  agenda ..... .......... page 4
Nominating petitions due
  February 15 .......... page 2
Real Property Convention
  set  .................... page 4
Educational
  opportunities ......... page 8

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