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Benchmarks
Request a Speaker on Benchmarks (Adult Civic Education) for your group!

Benchmarks

“Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education” offers attorneys presentations about government and the courts that they can use when speaking to adult civic 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 are online, grouped by: Constitution and the Bill of Rights; Courts and the Judicial Branch; and Special Topics. Attorneys who take the training — by watching the webinar or attending seminars that are held locally and in conjunction with Bar meetings — are eligible to make Benchmarks presentations. 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

Watch ‘Every 20 Years’ webinar
A webinar about the
Benchmarks presentation “Every 20 Years” was recorded in cooperation with the Young Lawyers Division. Annette Pitts, executive director of The Florida Law Related Education Association, describes the Benchmarks program and the presentation about the Constitution Revision Commission. Attorneys who watch the webinar are considered trained for presenting Benchmarks activities.

Register for complimentary Benchmarks session at Fall Meeting!
At The Florida Bar Fall Meeting at the Tampa Airport Marriott, a Benchmarks seminar will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The focus will on the upcoming Constitution Revision Commission. After attending the session, attorneys will be able to take the “Every 20 Years” presentation to civic groups in their communities. The seminar offers 1.5 Hours General Credit and .5 Ethics. Course No. 1967. Register by emailing: slyle@floridabar.org. (850) 561- 5669.

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) 561-5701 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 2016 engagements or if you know someone who would be, please email speakerrequest@flabar.org.


DATELOCATIONAUDIENCETOPIC
2.21.17 6:00 p.m.MiamiParalegals/Legal AssistantsConsumer Protection
4.13.17 12:00 p.m. Boca RatonParalegals Animal Law





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Speaker Resources

Constitution Pamphlet PDF document opens in new window

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 Dorohn A. Frazier at dfrazier@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: 11-15-2016]