The body that licenses and regulates the state’s nearly 107,000 lawyers is looking for a non-lawyer to be a member of its governing board.

“A screening committee of The Florida Bar Board of Governors has been appointed to review the applications for the public member position, conduct final interviews and make recommendations to the Bar’s governing board during its March meeting in Washington, D.C.,” said a Monday press release.

“The board will then recommend three people to the Supreme Court of Florida, and the court will appoint one of the three nominees to the board,” it said. “The Board of Governors oversees the Bar’s lawyer discipline program, continuing legal education programs, legislative activities and the overall administration of The Florida Bar.”

The replacement is for Lawrence W. Tyree of Orlando, whose second two-year term expires next June.

“Since 1987, two public members have served on the Bar’s 52-member governing board, after the Supreme Court of Florida approved the organization’s request to have non-lawyer representation on the board,” according to the release. “Only 12 other state bar associations have public members on their governing boards.”

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