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Speakers Bureau

The Sarasota County Bar Association's Speakers Bureau is an educational service designed to help citizens understand our legal system and its effect on our lives. Lawyers will speak on legal issues of interest to educational, business, civil, professional and social groups.


The Speakers Bureau is a public service project of the Sarasota County Bar Association. Our lawyers volunteer their time so that we can provide this program at no cost to your group.

Subjects and Topics

We offer a wide range of topics to provide a lively, informative program for your group. You may also request other topics of interest. 

Bankruptcy & Credit/Debtor

  • The Debtor's Road Map Through Bankruptcy
  • Collecting in Florida - Debtor's Haven or Creditor's Nightmare

Condominium Law 

  • Operating the Condominium: Director Duties
  • Enforcing Condo Rules & Regulations
  • Arbitrating Condo Disputes

Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law and Due Process
  • When Your Child is in Trouble -- Parents and Children's Rights
  • Role of Public Defender and State Attorney

Estate Planning 

  • Why You Should Have a Will
  • The Impact of Your Retirement Plan
  • What is Probate Really Like
  • Planning for Incapacity


  • How the Court Determines Incapacity
  • Who Will the Guardian Be?
  • Who Protects the Money and How?


  • Managed Care: The Future is Now
  • Fraud and Abuse: What Impact on You?

Labor and Employment

  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Discrimination Issues
  • Labor-Management Relations

Landlord/Tenant Law

  • The Neglectful Landlord/The Problem Tenant

Marital and Family Law

  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Divorce, Child Custody & Support
  • Alternatives to Divorce -- Legal Separation

Real Property Law

  • Step-by-Step -- From Contract to Closing
  • Pitfalls in Dealing with Contractors: Florida Construction Lien Law
  • Ins and Outs of Mortgages and Foreclosures
  • Non-taxable Real Estate: 1031 Exchange


  • Arbitrating Stockbroker Disputes

Small Claims Court

  • What You Need to Know About Small Claims Court

Note: Presentations by members of the Sarasota County Bar Association do not necessarily represent the views of the Association or of any committee thereof.

Request a Speaker

Please send your request at least four weeks in advance in order to secure the appropriate speaker for your program. Once arrangements have been made, you will be sent a confirmation. Simply review the list of subjects offered (above), then fill out the form below.


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