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County Attorney to Lead Lakeland Bar Association

Published: May 9, 2024

Bartow, Fla. (May 9, 2024) – Polk County Attorney Randy Mink was installed as president of the Lakeland Bar Association on May 3, 2024. He is the first county attorney to be installed as president of the Lakeland Bar Association.

“It’s an honor to be the president of the Lakeland Bar Association, one of the most professional attorney associations in the state,” said Mink, who has worked for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners since 2006. He was appointed as Polk County attorney in 2021. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to provide great speakers and training opportunities to the members of the association.”

Mink has been a member of the Lakeland Bar Association for 17 years and he has been a member of its board since 2019. The Lakeland Bar Association is a volunteer bar association which has more than 150 attorneys that practice in Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.

The county attorney is appointed by Polk County’s commissioners and is responsible for providing timely legal advice to the Board, county division personnel and other constitutional officers. He often advises the commissioners during public hearings. The county attorney drafts ordinances and policies following direction from the commission. He also oversees pending legal matters. The county attorney, along with County Manager Bill Beasley, are the only two county employees hired directly by the commissioners.

“Randy Mink’s installation as President of the Lakeland Bar Association speaks volumes about his knowledge and expertise,” Beasley said. “He is well respected in legal circles, and the people of Polk County are fortunate to have him as the county attorney.”

Mink graduated from the University of South Florida in 2001 and received his Juris Doctorate in 2006 from Stetson University College of Law.

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