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Friday, May 29, 2020  
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YLS Board of Governors Elections 2020

Online Open through June 11th at Noon


The elections for the YLS Board of Governors will take place online from May 29, 2020 through June 11, 2020 at noon. There are a total of three seats up for election, with one incumbent running for re-election.


The seats up for election are as follows:


• Seat 2: Open seat for two-year term

  • Matt Borello
  • Seth C. Nix
  • Adam Prom
  • Kathryn E. Stanfill

• Seat 4: Open seat for two-year term

  • LaTesha M. Campbell
  • Teddy Foster
  • Josef B. Hess

• Seat 6: Open seat for two-year term with incumbent Tim Miller


Please contact Craig Shoup at or call (904) 399-4486 if you have any questions regarding the election process.

Meet the candidates below!

Board of Governors Candidates

Matt Borello

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, member
  • Young Lawyers Section, member

  •  Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, volunteer for intake

  •  Jacksonville Daily Record, guest contributor and author of "The 1L Leap to practice: How law school prepared me"

  •  Attended various Jacksonville Bar and YLS events, fundraisers, and related activities

Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

  • Attended various Florida Bar events

Civic Activities:

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, volunteer for intake

  •  Fraternal Dance Marathon Chairman at Florida State University leading fundraising efforts to benefit Children's Miracle Network and FSU’s College of Medicine Pediatric Outreach Program

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

My goal for The Jacksonville Bar Association YLS is to increase membership and inactive member participation through events that promote professional growth and networking in a way that isn't stale. Young lawyers are often so busy that we forget just how important community involvement, comradery, and recreation are. I hope to introduce creative event ideas and work towards drawing in more new and active members by creating a YLS environment that is so fun and rewarding that even the busiest of us will find time to participate.

Fun Fact:

Quarantine has made me into an expert home chef.

LaTesha M. Campbell

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • YLS Ex Officio Board Member 2018 – 2019, 2019 - 2020
  • YLS Judicial Relations Committee Chair 2019 – 2020
  • YLS Promotions Panel Co-Chair 2019 – 2020
  • YLS Ribault Future Lawyers and Leaders Co-Chair 2019 – 2020
  • YLS Holidays in January Committee 2018 - 2019

Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy Class VII Fellow
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Member

Civic Activities:

  • Ribault Future Lawyers and Leaders Mentor and Mock Trial Coach 2017 – 2020

  • SAO Partnership with Duval County Public Schools 2018 – 2020

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

I am a current ex officio board member of the YLS Board of Governors and have previously served on multiple committees for the last two years. I hope to continue my commitment to the JBA YLS and to encourage others to become involved as well. My goals for YLS include adding a professional development CLE to our programming, expanding the high school mentorship program to additional local schools, and increasing membership and involvement of government attorneys.
Fun Fact:
I am "technically" in a documentary on Netflix.

Teddy Foster

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • JBA Member 2014-present
  • JBA YLS Member 2014-present

Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

  • Florida Bar YLS Member 2014-present

Civic Activities:

  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court Pupil

  • Robert M. Foster Inn of Court Member

  • American Cancer Society Committee Chairman (Cowford Ball and Relay for Life)

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Committee Member

  • Federalist Society Member

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

My goals are to reach out to our members in untapped ways and work with the JBA to increase member benefits for young lawyers. I also hope to evaluate opportunities that arise out of a post COVID-19 legal environment and provide innovative programs in that regard. We need to continue to promote mental health awareness, work/life balance, and overall physical and mental wellness. We need help in those areas now more than ever and I have always had a special interest in lawyer well-being. We need to create exciting new opportunities for members to network with judges and lawyers. Born and raised in Jacksonville, the JBA would benefit from merging with the greater Jacksonville community.
Fun Fact:
University of Florida Baseball, SEC Champion 2005
Father is Senior 4th Circuit Judge Robert M. Foster

Josef B. Hess

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • Freed to Run 5K 2018 & 2019

Civic Activities:

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Legislator 2018-2019

  • Folio Weekly Magazine's Best of the Beaches 2020: Voted Best Family Lawyer

  • Attorney at Law Magazine: Talk of the Town

  • Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer. (For over 12 years)

  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, Member

  • E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court, Member

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

My goal is to be an active member of the Board of Governors, and to help assist the Young Lawyers Division in becoming a strong association that helps young attorneys network and become familiar with the ins and outs of the legal community.

Fun Fact:
I play semi-pro soccer here in Jacksonville.

Tim Miller (incumbent)

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors
  • Holidays in January Co-Chair
  • Noon in June Co-Chair
  • YLS Golf Tournament Co-Chair
  • Judicial Relations Committee
  • Hispanic and Latino Interests Committee
  • Mentoring and Professionalism Committee

Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

  • Young Lawyer's Division

Civic Activities:

  • Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Volunteer

  • Community Health Outreach Board Member

  • Bolles Alumni Board

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

The main goal of every bar organization should be to make everyone feel welcome and a part of the group when they come to an event. My favorite thing about the events that we as the YLS put on is seeing a new face that has come to a YLS event for the first time that day. It should be our mission to ensure that that person will want to return and participate again through ensuring that they have a positive experience. Through this method we maintain a steady flow of fresh ideas and new inspirations that will help keep our organization a vibrant and energetic force for positive change. The philanthropic aspect of YLS is also something I consider vital and paramount to our success as a group.
Fun Fact:
I am Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Seth C. Nix

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • Participant, JBA Holiday Project (multiple years)
  • Committee Member, JBA Holiday Project (multiple years)
  • Committee Member, JBA/YLS Chili Cook-Off (2019-2020)

Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

  • Member, Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Member, Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association

Civic Activities:

  • Volunteer, fundraising for local American Legion Posts (multiple events)

  • Volunteer, Jacksonville Ronald McDonald House (multiple events)

  • Volunteer, fundraising for The Vinson Foundation (multiple events)

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

My goals are to work with the Board of Governors to support, grow, and engage membership. I believe that to do so, it is important to provide programs, projects, and activities that are relevant and take into consideration the often unique circumstances of young lawyers, such as time and financial constraints. I also hope to continue to enhance the reputation and image of the YLS within the community by continuing the tradition of hosting successful community events. I believe that as a sixth year practicing attorney with years of pre law school experience managing businesses, I have a unique skill set that is well suited to fulfilling the obligations of a Board Member.
Fun Fact:
My first job was as a dancing Chick-Fil-A cow ate age 14. By the time I was 18, I was managing the restaurant and working for corporate training other managers.

Adam Prom

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Ex-Officio Board Member, 2018 – 2020
  • Noon in June Committee Chair, 2020
  • Social Committee Co-Chair, 2018 - 2020
  • Judicial Relations Committee Co-Chair, 2018-2019
  • Charity Chili Cook-Off participant, 2018, 2019, 2020

Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, member

Civic Activities:

  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce/ImpactJAX, member

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

As a member of the Young Lawyers Section since 2017, I appreciate the value our organization provides to both young lawyers and our broader community. Through charitable fundraising, mentoring programs, and networking opportunities, the YLS offers a tremendous resource for those who wish to develop personally and professionally. If elected to the YLS Board, I look forward to expanding the footprint of the YLS through outreach and programming, and enhancing the incredible networking opportunities offered to our members. As a member of the YLS Board, I will strive to plan and encourage safe, fun, and creative ways to remain connected with our peers, while also supporting our local community.
Fun Fact:

I enjoy sailing on the St. Johns.

Kathryn E. Stanfill

Jacksonville Bar Activities:
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, member since 2017
    - Solo/Small Firm Section, member
    - Estate Planning & Tax Law Section, member
    - Elder Law Section, member
  •  Young Lawyers Section, member since 2017
    - Chili Cook-Off Committee 2020, committee member and volunteer coordinator 

Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

  • Jacksonville Women’s Lawyers Association (JWLA), member since 2017
    Judicial Reception Committee 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
    Events Director 2019-2020
    Planned and coordinate various Receptions and After 5 Events
    Created A League of Our Own: Joint Sporting Events with 8 other bar associations
    Holiday Project Committee 2019-2020
    Steering Committee (19th Amendment Exhibit) 2020
    Co-Judicial Reception Director 2020-2021
  • Florida Bar, member since 2017
    Young Lawyers Division, member since 2017
  • D.W. Perkins Bar Association, member since 2019
Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

I want to be your next YLS Board Member because I will put in the effort to help our association grow. My two main goals are: (1) increase active membership & (2) increase our involvement with charities. First, by utilizing relationships with other attorneys, I coordinated & planned “A League of Our Own” to help bring attorneys from different fields & associations together. I would like to continue to foster more connections. Second, I want to increase our involvement with charities so that we can give back on a bigger scale while still having fun. I believe that, in life, you get out what you put in. If we work together, we can continue making this association better for everyone.

Fun Fact:
When I was 17, I live in South Korea for a month as an exchange student.



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