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Legal/Civics Education

The Florida Bar’s legal and civics education programming is overseen and directed by The Florida Bar Constitutional Judiciary Committee, which is charged with strengthening the public’s understanding of the role of the judicial branch of government, the Constitution, the rule of law, and the role of judges and juries in the administration of justice.

The Vote’s in Your Court

The Vote’s in Your Court is a resource for voters regarding judges and judicial elections. It includes the “Guide for Florida Voters,” an easy-to-read, nonpartisan brochure about the courts, the role of judges and the merit retention process. Here you’ll also find our merit retention poll, judicial candidate voluntary self-disclosure statements, and biographies of DCA judges and Florida Supreme Court justices in merit retention elections.

Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education

The Bar’s Benchmarks presentations promote the understanding of the role of the judicial branch of government; the Constitution; the rule of law; and the role judges, lawyers and juries play the administration of justice. There is no fee for this service. Groups can request a Benchmarks presentation through The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau. When prompted, select “Benchmarks” as your topic.

Sorting the Courts Presentation Preview

The Fourth Amendment Presentation Preview

Is That Constitutional Presentation Preview

Informed Voters-Fair Judges Project

The Florida Bar partners with the Informed Voters-Fair Judges Project of the National Association of Women Judges.  The goal of the partnership is to increase the knowledge of citizens regarding the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary.