Apfelbaum Law attorney Sara Davis has been appointed to serve on the Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee, as well as its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
The Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee is charged with answering ethics questions from members of the bar concerning proposed conduct. Florida Bar ethics attorneys issue informal advisory opinions, and these are reviewed by the Professional Ethics Committee. The Committee also publishes formal advisory opinions to guide bar members in interpreting and applying the ethics rules. They meet several times a year, and minutes and agendas from previous meetings are available on the committee’s website.
“I’m honored to serve on these two committees,” says Davis. “The Professional Ethics Committee works to help answer questions for attorneys who have ethics concerns. Our goal is to help attorneys across the state become better lawyers.”
The Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee works to increase diversity and inclusion in the Florida Bar so that the Bar will reflect the demographics of the state. Other goals include developing opportunities for community involvement, creating leadership roles within the profession, and ensuring the Florida Bar is accessible to all attorneys, including those who are racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse, women, members of the LGBTQ community and persons with disabilities. They also provide a Voluntary Bar Association Diversity Leadership Grant to support events and programs that encourage diversity, diversity training, and dialogue among Florida lawyers on a local level.
“Supporting initiatives to increase diversity and training is an important goal for the Florida Bar,” says Davis. “We want Florida Bar leadership to reflect the diversity of our state so Florida lawyers are better able to serve all clients. I also look forward to working on the grant program, and helping local bars provide diversity education, training, and other events for their members.”
Sara Davis previously worked as an attorney for the 19th Circuit’s Guardian Ad Litem Program after graduating Cum Laude from Florida State University’s College of Law. She was also one of the first employees of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel in Martin County, Florida, where she worked primarily in areas of dependency and mental health. Additionally, Davis was named to Voices for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast’s Board of Directors in 2018, and was recently elected to serve as the organization’s secretary. At Apfelbaum Law, she specializes in civil litigation, contracts, and business law. She is also immediate past president of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association, and Chapter Representative of the newly formed St. Lucie County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.