Key Contact Program
The Bar’s ability to responsibly shape public policy on Bar-related issues is only as strong as its members’ commitment to be actively involved in the political process. For Florida’s legal profession to be influential in legislative matters, it is critical for the Bar to have grassroots involvement from our membership.
The Bar needs the assistance of lawyers and lay persons who are politically active and knowledgeable about the issues on its agenda; who are personally acquainted with lawmakers; and who would be willing to present the views of the Bar when requested.
Volunteers are kept informed about the Bar’s political agenda and serve as local components of a statewide network that augments the Bar’s Tallahassee-based legislative resources. These local efforts have been effective in defending the Florida Supreme Court’s regulation of the legal profession and in explaining selected aspects of the Bar’s political platform.