The Florida Bar

Speakers Bureau
This email digest is dedicated to the interaction and education of volunteer speaker members of The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau. Submit items of interest to Mr. Dorohn A. Frazier at, or mail to The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300. Photos sent by email should be in jpg or gif format.

February 15, 2017

Speakers Bureau volunteers, we are grateful for your continued support!

A special thank you goes to the volunteers who have participated in the Speakers’ Bureau. We're grateful for your willingness to help individuals in civic groups and organizations better understand their basic legal rights and responsibilities and the important role of lawyers in American society.

We encourage speakers to please keep taking photos to commemorate your events. Forward them to us, and the photos will be included in upcoming newsletters!
Here are a few photos from recent Speakers Bureau events in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Law Day materials available from ABA

The 2017 theme of Law Week provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped U.S. law and society. Through its Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states.
Download the Law Day 2017 Planning Guide for helpful resources such as:

- Overview of the Fourteenth Amendment
- Timeline of Key Cases and Legislation
- Tips and Programming Ideas
- Lesson Plans
- Talking Points
- Event Promotion Checklist

Also available for download is the
Dialogue on the Fourteenth Amendment.

This Dialogue guide provides lawyers, judges, teachers and other civic leaders with the resources to have an engaging discussion with students or the public on the fundamentals of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Visit for more details on
The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy
Lawyers Advising Lawyers website launched

Through its partnership with the Young Lawyers Division, The Florida Bar has launched a new website. Lawyers Advising Lawyers features a peer-to-peer program giving members across the state access to veteran attorneys who can help answer procedural and substantive legal questions across more than 50 practice areas.

Lawyers Advising Lawyers gives experienced attorneys a platform to assist lawyers with issues they have previously dealt with during their careers. The program uses technology to provide immediate interaction by phone or email with other lawyers working in different parts of the state.

To apply to become a volunteer advisor or for more information about Lawyers Advising Lawyers, please visit .
New video has powerful access tone

The Florida Bar Foundation's four-minute video explains the challenges ahead for access to justice and offers possible solutions. "A Time to Lead" features Chief Justice Labarga, Florida Bar President Bill Schifino, incoming American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass and the Legal Services Corporation’s Jim Sandman. Watch the video and post to your VBA's sites and share on Facebook and other social media.

Speaker requests have been received and we need volunteers for the following locations.

March 13 - 5:30 p.m.St. AugustineHealth Law/Risk Mgmt./Office ComplianceProfessional Coders
April 13 - noonBoca RatonAnimal LawParalegals
May 27 - 2:30 p.m.Miami BeachSports LawActivists/Thoughts Leaders/LGBT Community
June 10 - 10:00 a.m.West Palm BeachCriminal LawCriminal Defense Lawyers

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Mr. Dorohn A. Frazier
Speakers Bureau Liaison
The Florida Bar,
651 E. Jefferson Street,
Tallahassee FL 32399-2300

1-800-342-8060, extension 5701

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