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FLORIDA BAR SPEAKERS BUREAU

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Benchmarks
Mission Statement
Interested in having a Florida Bar speaker talk to your group?
Become a speaker
Speaker Resources
Speaking Out Newsletter
Law Related Education materials
Spearkers Bureau

 


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 Annual Convention!
‘Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education’ will focus on the Constitution Revision Commission and how citizens can have their voices heard. The seminar takes place Friday, June 23, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at The Florida Bar Annual Convention in Boca Raton. Benchmarks offers a portfolio of presentations attorneys can use when they are invited to speak to adult civic and community groups. Register by emailing:  [email protected]. (850) 561- 5669.

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


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.


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

For assistance call (850) 561-5701 or email [email protected].

Feedback Report
We want to hear from you to improve our services. Please send us a feedback report form about your presentation.


Become a speaker

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

Open Speaking Requests
If you are able to take any of these 2017 engagements or if you know someone who would be, please email [email protected].

DATE/TIME LOCATION AUDIENCE TOPIC
2-27-18 Dunedin Elderly/Senior Population Social Security
3-20-18 Dunedin Elderly/Senior Population Advanced Directives
4-10-18 Dunedin Elderly/Senior Population Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning

Speaker Resources

Constitution Pamphlet

Consumer Pamphlets


Speaking Out Newsletter

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 [email protected], 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.


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
The guide is a collaborative project of the Supreme Court of Florida and FLREA.

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