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Mission Statement
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Law Related Education materials
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Benchmarks
Request a Speaker on Benchmarks (Adult Civic Education) for your group!

Benchmarks

“Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education” is Florida Bar program that offers attorneys activities they can use to talk about government and the courts when they are invited to speak to adult civic and community groups. This is a critical mission for The Florida Bar. An informed public is the best defense of a vigorous democracy, the rule of law and a fair and impartial judiciary. Overviews and supporting materials for all Benchmarks activities are available online. They are grouped into three categories: Constitution and the Bill of RightsCourts 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. 
Benchmarks Presentations and The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau Pamphlet


Free Benchmarks seminar scheduled for Oct. 17 during Fall Meeting in Tampa
An engaging seminar to teach attorneys how to make Benchmarks presentations will be held at The Florida Bar Fall Meeting in Tampa. Annette Pitts, executive director of The Florida Law Related Education Association, will lead the session. The seminar is being held on Friday, Oct. 17, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Registration is free. Register by emailing or calling Susannah Lyle at slyle@flabar.org or (850) 561-5669. CLE credit is pending.

Speakers Bureau volunteers are encouraged to contact civic groups in their communities that might be interested in these presentations.
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Mission Statement

The Speakers Bureau exists to promote among Florida citizens an understanding of our constitutionally based system of government, knowledge about the justice system and an appreciation of the role lawyers play to protect the rights of all.

There is no fee for this service!

Help us spread the word about the Speakers Bureau.

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Interested in having a Florida Bar speaker talk to your group?

The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau offers schools, businesses, community groups and organizations the opportunity to have experienced attorneys speak about the role of lawyers, the significance of Florida's constitution and its revision and threats to the U.S. justice system -- among other legal topics.

Speaker Request Form

Request a Speaker

For assistance call (850) 561-5767 or email speakerrequest@flabar.org.

Feedback Report
We want to hear from you to improve our services. Please send us a feedback report form PDF document opens in new window about your presentation.
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Become a speaker

We are always looking for more dedicated attorney volunteers for our Speakers Bureau!

Become a Speaker
Open Speaking Requests
If you are able to take any of these engagements or if you know someone who would be, please email speakerrequest@flabar.org.

Date

January 8, 2015

January 20, 2015

January 23, 2015

February 12, 2015
City

Tallahassee

Dunedin

St. Petersburg

Tallahassee
Topic

Health Law

Estate Planning

Trial Law

Criminal Law
Audience

Paralegals

Senior Citizens

Legal Support Staff

Paralegals

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Speaker Resources

Constitution Pamphlet PDF document opens in new window
Speakers can request 50 free copies from us by contacting jdoran@flabar.org

Consumer Pamphlets
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Speaking Out Newsletter
Speaking Out
The Speaking Out email digest is dedicated to the interaction and education of volunteer speaker members of The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau. Submit items of interest to Jeff Doran at jdoran@flabar.org, 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.

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Law Related Education materials

Justice is Served!
A Guide to Assist Judges with K-12 Classroom Presentations
is available in PDF format on the Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. site External Link opens in a new window
The guide is a collaborative project of the Supreme Court of Florida and FLREA.
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[Revised: 09-12-2014]