The Law Related Education Committee (“LREC”) seeks to increase public understanding of the judicial system, including judicial elections, and works to impart the significance of supporting our courts. The Committee members, including attorneys and judges, reach out to various community groups and present interactive, educational programs about civics. We work on reversing the statistics that show forty-four percent of Americans could not name any branch of government, and only seventeen percent think that court funding is inadequate.
The School Education Subcommittee focuses on reaching out to area schools and presents civics presentations to local students.
Chair: Amy Shayne Levenberg
Secretary: Sherri L. Collins
Members: Brett Lewen Goldblatt, Steven B. Grant, Mary Grecz, Andrew Steven Kwan, Matthew D. Miller, Matthew J. Shilling, Grace M. Streicher, Bryan R. Weber.
Kelly Harris and Brad Avakian are the LREC Media Coordinators.
Andrew Kwan and Alyssa Lunin are the LREC Website Co-administrators.
If you are interested in joining our committee, please click here.
LREC In the News
The LREC taped a presentation that aired on Channel 20. Click here to view this 30-minute presentation
Previous Meeting Minutes
August 5, 2015
September 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at the Bar Office
(Benchmarks Training: mandatory for those who have not attended training and wish to present this year)
October 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m. at the Bar Office
Future Civics Presentations (Pending and Scheduled)
October 8, 2015 – 12:15 p.m.
Wellington Rotary Club – The Wanderer’s Club (Wellington)
“Judge for Yourself” – Two Volunteers Needed
December 3, 2015
Palm Beach Rotary Club
“Judge for Yourself” – Sherri Collins
February 25, 2017
State Attorney’s Office Scout Law Day – Registration required by clicking here
South County Courthouse
Judge Sherri Collins / Andrew Kwan (coordinators)
Temple Anshei Shalom (Lifelong Learning Series) – Delray Beach – 1:30 p.m.
Eight Volunteers Needed (two per presentation)
*February 4, 2016 – “Is it Unconstitutional? The Case of the Scarlet Tag”
*February 11, 2016 -“Case Study: Is It Reasonable?”
*February 18, 2016-“Who Has the Right?”
*February 25, 2016-“Amending Florida’s Constitution”
March 14, 2016 – Noon
Palm Beach Citizen’s Association – Judge Small
LREC Accomplishments : 2015 – 16 Presentations
- Palm Beach Rotary Club
- Wellington Rotary Club
- Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club
- Boynton Beach Kiwanis Club
- Lantana Public Library
- Boy Scouts WPB Troop 141
- American Business Women’s Assoc.
- Palm Beach Rotary Club (3 different presentations)
- Temple Anshei Shalom, Lifelong Learning Center (4 different presentations)
- Palm Beach Gardens Kiwanis Club
- Buena Vida Senior Living Community
- Atria Meridian Senior Living
- FL Alliance of Retired Americans
- Loxahatchee Grove Land Owners’ Association
- Palm Beach Gardens Library
- Valencia Lake’s Men’s Group
- West Boca Library
- Wellington Library
- Glades Road Library
- Citizens Association of Palm Beach
Links for the Membership
Civics Education Flyer (for advertising the presentations)
Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education
CLE Credit Form
Speaker Evaluation Form (for distribution at presentations)
Speaker Report Form (for submission to the Committee)
The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau Form
Resources and Helpful Links
Be An Informed Voter
Civics Literacy: No Laughing Matter by Eugene K. Pettis
Are You Civic Minded by Jill G. Weiss
iCivics, student resource founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor