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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.

Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education

Developed by the Constitutional Judiciary Committee, the Benchmarks program offers attorneys and judges the training and tools to speak to adult civic and community groups about the fundamentals of government and the courts.

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.

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.