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Membership and Governance


Membership is open to all persons interested in supporting the charitable purposes of FFLA. Members are eligible to hold office and serve as directors of FFLA. Participants in Florida’s Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program, administered by FFLA, automatically are entitled to membership. Membership also is available through annual FFLA dues, including reduced-rate dues for law students, and through our Fellows program.


FFLA, formerly known as The Florida Bar Foundation, is a not-for-profit Florida corporation established in 1956 by the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar to foster law-related public interest programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession.

FFLA is governed by a 33-member board of directors, which meets quarterly. The board conducts its work through standing and ad hoc committees. The board comprises the officers of FFLA, six directors by designation (two judicial officers appointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, the current president of The Florida Bar or his/her/their delegate, current Florida Bar president-elect or his/her/their delegate, and immediate past president of The Florida Bar or his/her/their delegate, and the current president of Florida Legal Services), at least two but not more than four public members and 18 at-large directors. At-large directors serve a maximum of two, three-year terms, with one-third selected by the board of governors of The Florida Bar, one-third by the board of directors of FFLA, and one-third by the Florida Supreme Court. Committees are appointed annually by the board of directors at the request of the president, and include FFLA directors, members of the Bar generally, and the lay public. An executive committee appointed annually by the board meets between meetings of the board.


Articles of Incorporation