|Identify theft - a hot topic with consumers||
Identity theft continues to rise and more cyber-assets are being attacked. ID theft is an area where there is significant harm monetarily as well as stress and time spent fixing the problem after it occurs. Citizens across the sunshine state want to know how to navigate through the process of identity theft, how to be protected from potential liability and what to do to restore their good name and credit after their identities are stolen.
The Florida Office of the Attorney General has developed several resources for victims of identity theft. A downloadable printable version of the Identity Theft Kit is available here. This kit was specifically developed to provide assistance to Floridians who are identity theft victims, as well as individuals in other states who had their personal information fraudulently used in the state of Florida. This is one resource that might come in handy when planning to speak on consumer protection.
|Opportunities for Floridians |
to learn about law
Feb 5, 2015 West Palm Beach Consumer Protection General Public
Feb 12, 2015 West Palm Beach Elder Law General Public
Feb. 17, 2015 Dunedin Advanced Directives Senior population
Feb 19, 2015 West Palm Beach Estate planning General Public
Feb 26, 2015 West Palm Beach Real property law General Public
April 9, 2015 Tallahassee Business Law Paralegals
May 11, 2015 Melbourne Law Education Student/Univ. Faculty
May 14, 2015 Tallahassee Estate Planning Paralegals
June 11, 2015 Tallahassee Real Property Law Paralegals
|Help inform the public about government and the courts||
Overviews and supporting materials for all Benchmarks activities are available online. They are grouped into three categories: Constitution and the Bill of Rights; Courts and the Judicial Branch; and Special Topics. Attorneys who become trained in Benchmarks — by watching the webinar or attending a seminar — are eligible to earn CLE credits. Presenters can earn one ethics credit hour for each presentation for up to three presentations in a three-year reporting period.
Speakers Bureau volunteers are encouraged to contact civic groups in their communities that might be interested in these presentations.
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Wow the crowd with a powerful presentation
Here's what the professional speakers advise to keep your audience nodding with approval instead of nodding off in the middle of your speech ...
Be friendly and open. Start with a big, high energy smile and lots of eye contact.
Break the ice. Find a common thread in the audience with topics such as parenting, sports, a relatable product, etc. and open with a refreshing or heartwarming anecdote to lighten things up.
Interact with the audience. Ask the audience to participate by asking opinions and questions about their experience on the subject.
Use humor. Don’t be afraid to poke some fun at the obvious. You’ll get a lot of smiles and be able to break any tension.
Keep their interest. Even if you’ve got a lot of facts and figures to discuss, your presentation doesn’t have to be dry. Mix things up with interesting visuals, share stories to make points more memorable, and keep the flow of your presentation going at a good pace.
Create a handout they’ll want to keep. Put together the key information from your presentation to pass out to your attendees. They’ll have something to refer to during your presentation, a place to take notes, and a handy takeaway to use as a reference later.
Speakers Bureau Liaison
The Florida Bar,
651 E. Jefferson Street,
Tallahassee FL 32399-2300
1-800-342-8060, extension 5773
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|October 8, 2014|