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Partner John Stewart Elected President-Elect Designate Of The Florida Bar
Fri, Dec 29, 2017| | News

Partner John Stewart Elected President-Elect Designate Of The Florida Bar

VERO BEACH ATTORNEY JOHN STEWART ELECTED PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE OF THE FLORIDA BAR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2017 CONTACT: Francine Walker,  The Florida Bar TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5666 Longtime Florida Bar leader and Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart has been chosen as president-elect designate of The Florida Bar.  Stewart will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar’s annual convention in Orlando on June 15, when current President-elect Michelle Suskauer, of West Palm Beach, becomes president. He will become president for the 2019-20 Bar year. He was elected without opposition. In addition, 13 incumbent members on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition, two unopposed candidates will serve as new BOG members, and nine seats – in the First, Third, Fourth, Eleventh (two seats), Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth circuits – have contested elections. Stewart is a partner at Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L., and a third-generation Florida lawyer, who began practicing with his father right out of law school two decades ago and continues to this day.  Stewart has been a leader in Bar efforts to find ways to use technology to enhance the practice of law. He said issues facing the Bar include competition from alternative legal service providers, continuing to work to protect the independence of the judiciary and making the Bar itself more responsive.  “I think the Bar as an institution has to become more nimble for the benefit of our members and the public,” said Stewart in an […]

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