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Request a Speaker on Benchmarks (Adult Civic Education) for your group!
“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.
Constitution Revision Commission webinar
In this Benchmarks webinar titled “Examining the Issues, Evaluating Proposals: 2017-2018 Florida Constitution Revision,” Annette Pitts, executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association, and Judge Augustus Aikens, chair of the Constitutional Judiciary Committee, discuss how the Florida Constitution can be amended while focusing on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission and proposals on the 2018 General Election ballot. After viewing the webinar, members can take the presentation, available at www.floridabar.org/Benchmarks, to their community clubs and civic groups. Course number 1804926N. 1 Hour General credit. Login to report CLE credits online member.floridabar.org.
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!
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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.
For assistance call (850) 561-5701 or email [email protected].
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We are always looking for more dedicated attorney volunteers for our Speakers Bureau!
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If you or someone you know are able to take any of these engagements, please email [email protected].
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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.