Jacksonville attorney Cleveland Ferguson, III, to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

by Nancy Kinnally
July 2014

Cleveland-Ferguson-III_000MAITLAND, Fla. — As Florida Legal Services president, Jacksonville attorney Cleveland Ferguson, III, will serve as a designated director on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.

Deputy chief administrative officer for the city of Jacksonville, Ferguson earned his bachelor’s degree at Nova Southeastern University and his law degree at the Florida State University College of Law, where he was research editor of the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, a Public Service Fellow, and a Florida Bar Foundation Scholar. He also served as a chaired professor of law at Florida Coastal School of Law and is widely published in the areas of constitutional, commercial and international law.

Ferguson serves on The Florida Bar’s Vision 2016 Taskforce and previously served on the Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Governors, the Editorial Board for the Journal, as well as the Consumer Protection Law Committee. He has been a vice chair of the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee and the Non Profit and Nongovernmental Organization Committee, as well as a steering committee member of the Europe Committee. The Florida Law Related Education Association Inc. and the Center for Citizen Involvement at the University of Central Florida selected Ferguson to create a course to train Florida middle school and high school teachers in the First Amendment.

Ferguson began his term on the board July 1.