Several Jones Foster attorneys have been reappointed by Florida Bar President-elect Michael Tanner to serve on Florida Bar Standing Committees for the term beginning July 1, 2021. The attorneys will use their experience to further the committees’ goals and enhance the important work of The Florida Bar.
Shareholder Roberto M. Vargas and Of Counsel H. Adams Weaver have been reappointed to the Eminent Domain Committee. The scope and function of this committee is to study and keep informed of recent developments in the field of condemnation of private property for public use by governmental agencies or private companies who have the power of eminent domain.
Shareholder Joanne M. O’Connor will continue to serve on the Federal Court Practice Committee. The Committee acts as the Bar’s liaison to the federal courts, federal bar organizations in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, and others interested in federal practice. It distributes to Bar members proposed changes to the federal rules, including local rules for federal courts in Florida, and publishes the Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida’s Federal Courts.
Associate Brittany E. Cobb has been reappointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The mission of the committee is to increase diversity and inclusion in The Florida Bar so that the Bar will reflect the demographics of the state, develop opportunities for community involvement, and make leadership roles within the profession and The Florida Bar accessible to all attorneys, including those who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities.
Associate Zachary M. Rothman has been reappointed to the Code & Rules of Evidence Committee and newly appointed to the Florida Probate Rules Committee. The scope and function of both committees are to carry out the mandate of Rule 2.140, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, concerning the proposal of new rules of procedure and changes to existing rules.