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: Yelizaveta B. Herman, John J. Bajger, Joseph Bilotta, Aaron Clemens, Sherri L. Collins, Hon. Alan O. Forst, Angelol Gasparri, Brennan Grogan, Ron Herman, John Howe, Andrew Kwan, Amy Levenberg, Alyssa Lunin, Gerald McKim, Lanelle Meidan, Nicole Odrobina, Hon. Rosemarie Scher, John Terwilleger, Hon. Daliah Weiss.
Lanielle Meidan is the LREC Media Coordinator.
If you are interested in joining our committee, please click here.
2014 High School Mock Trial Competition – Fall of 2014
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
October 30, 12 noon, Bar Association Office
Future Civics Presentations (Pending and Scheduled)
October 9, 2014: Palm Beach Gardens Library
Topic: How to Judge Judicial Candidates or Judge for Yourself
11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
October 12, 2014: Valencia Lake’s Men’s Group
Topic: What’s Not in the Bill of Rights
Location: 11600 Valencia Lakes Blvd., Boynton Beach
January 21, 2015: Glades Road Library
20701 95th Avenue South Boca Raton
LREC Accomplishments : 2013-14 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
Links for the Membership
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