The Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service

The Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service is appointed by the President-Elect of The Florida Bar and is composed of:

five (5) members of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar;
five (5) past or current directors of the Florida Bar Foundation;
one (1) trial judge;
one (1) appellate judge;
two (2) representatives from local and statewide voluntary bar associations;
two (2) public members, one of whom shall be a representative of the poor;
the president or designee of the Board of Directors of Florida Legal Services, Inc;
and one (1) representative of the Out-of-State Practitioners Section of The Florida Bar.

The Standing Committee is to:

(i) receive, review and evaluate the reports from the circuit pro bono committees;
(ii) submit to The Florida Bar, the Florida Bar Foundation and the Supreme Court of Florida a report after the annual Florida Bar member reports have been received and analyzed;
(iii) present to the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar and to the Supreme Court of Florida any suggested changes or modifications to the pro bono plan.

Overall the Standing Committee has a compliance, analysis and report responsibility to assist in determining the activities and results of the pro bono plan.