ISBA Speakers Bureau

An invitation to talk about the Law! An invitation to hear about the Law!

As part of our initiative to make a difference in the lives of Illinoisans, and to assist in expanding diversity in the legal profession, lawyers are invited to speak about the law and our legal system in the communities where they reside, play, and work.

This informal program provides ways for community-based organizations to find lawyers in their communities who are willing to speak, and without a fee.

Typical presentations last for 20-60 minutes and target topics of the day or of interest to the community.

Community Groups

Request a member of the Illinois State Bar Association to speak at your organization about the legal system in Illinois.

Request a speaker

Lawyers

Members of the Illinois State Bar Association are invited to volunteer to talk with the communities of Illinois about the legal system in Illinois.

Volunteer to be a speaker

Resources for Presentations

ISBA Speaker’s Bureau: A Guide for Lawyers Invited to Speak

Sample outline on the structure on the judiciary in a county/circuit for use by the Volunteers of the ISBA Speakers Bureau with all rights reserved

PDF for review of Courtroom to the Community for use by the Volunteers of the ISBA Speakers Bureau with all rights reserved (Volunteers can contact Kim Furr for a PowerPoint version with a customizable first page.)

Comments / Suggestions

Let us hear your comments on this program. Where did you speak? Did a lawyer come to your community to speak? Do you have suggestions for discussion topics? Do you have other comments you might like to share to help us evolve this program? Email Kim Furr.