Rigsby to lead bar examiners

first_img Rigsby to lead bar examiners Rigsby to lead bar examiners December 1, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img R. Terry Rigsby recently began a one-year term as chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.A shareholder in the Carlton Fields firm in Tallahassee, Rigsby has been a member of the Board of Bar Examiners since 2001, and is a former member and former chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics. Miguel de la O, with the firm of de la O and Marko in Miami, will serve as the board’s vice chair.The Florida Supreme Court also recently appointed three lawyer members and two public members to the board. The lawyers are Reginald J. Clyne of Clyne and Associates in Coral Gables; Carolyn House of Stewart Macfarlane Ferguson and McMullen of Tampa; and Jeffry Wahlen of Ausley & McMullen in Tallahassee. The public members are certified public accountant Loretta Fabricant of Miami, and psychotherapist Veronica White of Winter Park.Clyne is a 1986 graduate of Duke University School of Law and a former president of the Wilkie Ferguson Chapter of the National Bar Association. He practices in the area of employment and insurance defense.Stewart is a 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, who practices eminent domain and insurance defense law. She recently co-chaired the 2005 Annual Meeting of the National Bar Association in Orlando.Wahlen is a 1990 graduate of Florida State University College of Law and is a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. He serves as the attorney for the Leon County School Board. For the past 13 years, Wahlen has been among the group of distinguished attorney scholars who draft questions and grade essays on the Florida bar examination.White is a licensed mental health counselor who obtained a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Florida in 2000. She is an adjunct professor at Rollins Collins and is a trained American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer.Fabricant is a returning member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, having previously served on the board from 1991-96, and later serving as an emeritus member. A 1969 graduate of Ithaca College, she also serves on the board of the Dade County Marine Institute.The new board members began serving on November 1, at the end of the terms of the current board Chair Paul Schwiep of Miami, Gloretta H. Hall of Stuart, Yvonne Loggins-Coleman of Orlando, Mary Harris Moore of Tallahassee, and Leighton D. Yates of Orlando.last_img

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