2017-2018 BOARD of TRUSTEES

The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society's Nominating committee has opened nominations  to all Florida Supreme Court Historical Society (FSCHS) Members that would like to express their interest in serving as a Trustee  on the Society's Board for a three-year term starting July 1, 2017,  The deadline for completing and returning the Expression of Interest Application  to the Society's office is April 21, 2017

Serving as a Historical Society Trustee

As a Trustee, you would govern and support FSCHS and its activities through the development and monitoring of the strategic plan, committee work, finances and other related activities. The time commitment includes attendance at Board meetings, active participation on FSCHS Committees, volunteering and a willingness to contribute and make a difference. 

Trustees will have an opportunity to meet colleagues in the community, network and share information with fellow members and make a contribution to the legal profession and the community.  Each FSCHS Trustee term is three years inclusive of all positions.

Trustees shall be elected by the members of the Society, from judges, lawyers, law teachers or otherwise eminently qualified citizens, and from specialists in general and legal history, museums, judicial administration, archives or other related interpretative activities.

The Board of Trustees meets in person at least twice a year on dates, generally in January before the Annual Dinner, again in June for Society’s Annual Membership Meeting during the Florida Bar Annual Conference and from time to time by conference call. Times and dates for meetings of the Standing Committees are determined by the committee chair and its members.   

The Nominating Committee of the Board of Trustees will prepare a list of recommend persons for election as Trustees and Officers from the members that submitted a completed Expression of Interest form, to fill terms about to expire.  The Nominating Committee’s list of proposed Trustees and Officers will be presented and voted on the membership during the Annual Meeting of the Society held in June of each year. Additional nominations of Trustees may be made by members of the Society at this Annual Meeting.

Trustee responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Formulate the general policy to be followed in the management of the affairs, property and business of the Society; and
  • Elect the Officers of the Society; and
  • Assist the President and the Executive Director to acquire by gift, grant, device, bequest, purchase or otherwise all manner of historical material relating to the Supreme Court of Florida and, in connection therewith, to solicit and receive donations; and
  • Establish ad hoc committees, not specifically provided for in these Bylaws, as the Board may deem advisable in the administration of the affairs of the Society. Such committees shall advise and consult with the Board, and their existence shall terminate at the next annual meeting; and
  • Authorize the expenditure of monies for the payment of salaries, current expenses, the purchase of acquisitions, and any and all purposes connected with the advancement of the Society's interests, and may delegate to the President or Executive Director the administration of the expenditures so authorized; and
  • Participate in one or more of the Society’s Standing Committees; Nominating Committee, Acquisitions Committee, Membership Committee, Publications Committee, Budget end Finance Committee, Special Gifts Committee, Oral History Committee  and ad hoc Committees as appropriate.  

All powers exercised by the Board of Trustees shall be consistent with the objectives and purposes for which the Society is formed and the provisions of Sections 501(03) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Download the Expression of Interest Application 

The deadline for completing and returning the Expression of Interest Application to the Society's office is April 21, 2017.

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