UF Law eNews | Vol. IX Issue 4 - May 2008
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Alumnus to Serve as Next Florida Bar President

[Jay White] John G. "Jay" White (JD 83), shareholder, director and partner at the West Palm Beach law firm Richman Greer, P.A., will be installed as the 60th president of The Florida Bar June 20.

The "Double-Gator" has served in every elected position of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, including the presidency of both the association and the Young Lawyers Section. As a member of The Florida Bar, White served on the Judicial Administration Selection and Tenure Committee and the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee of which he was appointed chairperson.

Additionally, he served as a member of: the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee; Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Fee Dispute Committee; the Judicial Nominating Commission Screening Committees for the Fourth District Court of Appeal and for the Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Nineteenth Judicial Circuits; and the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee.

As a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors since 2000, White has served on the Executive Committee, the Budget Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Florida Bar Strategy Planning Committee and Access to the Legal System Committee.

He served as chair of the Investment Committee and as vice chair of the Disciplinary Procedure Committee and the Special Committee on Judicial Independence. He also served as co-chair of the Disciplinary Review Committee and as liaison to the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee and the Judicial Administration Selection and Tenure Committee.

He has been on the Legal Assistance/Law Student Assistance Grant Committee and the Medal of Honor Awards Committee for The Florida Bar Foundation. He currently serves as a director on the foundation's Board of Directors.

White is admitted to all county and circuit courts in Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Since its creation in 1950, The Florida Bar has had over 50 presidents — the majority of them graduates of the Levin College of Law. The last UF law grad to serve as president was Howard Coker in 1998.

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