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JUDGES' SPEAKERS BUREAU

The Judges' Speakers Bureau is composed of Circuit and County judges of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit who speak to community groups, schools and organizations. The Judges' Speakers Bureau has two main goals:

  • To increase public understanding and knowledge of the judicial system.
  • To provide a forum for judges and members of the community to exchange views about common concerns.

The Speakers Bureau can provide judges to speak at your event, meeting or school function. The courts have a major influence on society and daily life. Judicial officers can provide insight into how court cases proceed through the court system and how conflicts are resolved. The Judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit represent the community and work hard to serve you. They welcome the opportunity to meet with your organization and discuss current issues and the role of the courts within your community.

Why Use The Judges Speakers Bureau?

As an educator or representative of a community or organization, there may be a need to have an expert discuss leagal issues which may affect your students, members or coleagues. Our Judge's Speakers Bureau can provide judges to speak at your event, meeting or school function. The courts have a major influence on society and daily life. Judicial officers can provide insight into how court cases proceed through the court system and how conflicts are resolved. The Judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit represent the community and work hard to serve you. They welcome the opportunity to meet with your organization and discuss current issues and the role of the courts in your community or organization.

A few examples of topics judges may speak about are:

  • Bail/Jails/Prison
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Drunk Driving/Traffic
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Issues
  • Role of the Judge
  • Civil/Small Claims
  • Drugs/Gangs
  • Family Law
  • Jury Services
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 10/20/Life

The Judge's Speakers Bureau is a program that helps open the lines of communication between the courts and the community. This program helps the courts understand the concerns of the communities as well as helps people understand their rights. It is also a great way to teach students about drugs, gangs, drunk driving and other leagal issues that affect them.

Note: You should keep in mind when making your request that judges are prohibited by judicial ethics from giving legal advice or discussing specific cases.

Contact The Judges Speakers Bureau

You can contact us by E-Mail, telephone or regular mail service. Please provide us with the name of your organization, time, location and type of event. Please indicate if you wish to have a judge speak on a particular topic. You may also request a particular judge to speak with your group. Judges are available to speak at breakfast meeting, luncheons, in the evenings or other times by request. Request for speakers should be made as far in advance as possible.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sara Miles
Public Information Officer
Phone: (239) 533-1723
Email: smiles@ca.cjis20.org

Address:
The Judge's Speakers Bureau
Lee County Justice Center
1700 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, Fl 33901

 



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