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Executive Director General

Gainesville, FL
January 04, 2016

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Dana Baird

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Gainesville, FL 32605



Juris Doctor, University of Florida 1976

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, University of Michigan 1971


Research for Lawyers 1975 - 1976

Wisconsin Association for Retarded Citizens 1976 - 1977

Researched and drafted manual for Wisconsin Bar re disability law.

State of Florida 1977 - 2012

Unemployment Appeals Commission 1977 - 1980

Provided legal advice; drafted final orders; conducted hearings; appellate practice.

Department of Environmental Regulation 1980

Represented DER before DOAH

Commission on Human Relations 1981 - 2001

General Counsel from 1985 - 2001

Acting Executive Director 1990

Department of Health 2001 - 2007

Provided legal advice in labor relations matters; appellate practice re disciplinary actions of physicians and related practitioners.

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities 2007 - 2009

Represented disabled individuals in various legal proceedings.

Office of the Attorney General 2009 - 2012

Represented the Attorney General re civil rights actions in state and federal court.


Past Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section

Past CLE Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section

Past Secretary, Labor and Employment Law Section

Past Public Agency Chair, Equal Opportunities Section

Employee of the Year, FCHR

Additional Information

For most of my legal career, I have required no assistance in performing all legal tasks required as a solo practitioner or a lawyer responsible for six other lawyers. I have never had a secretary and do my own drafting and editing; maintain my own files; filings etc.

Although I no longer wish to practice and did not renew my bar license for the coming year, I would like to continue to work in that field.

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