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NC judges launch speakers bureau to improve understanding

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Judicial Branch is launching a new Speakers Bureau, a free public service to raise awareness and understanding provided by the judicial and legal community of North Carolina.

Led by Supreme Court justices Paul Newby and Sam Ervin IV, the Speakers Bureau is a united effort to support civics education by engaging stakeholders throughout the bench and bar to inform the public about the rule of law, the judicial system and what it means for our society.

“Our courts handle approximately 3 million cases each year; cases that help keep our citizens safe, our economy vibrant and our liberties secure,” said Chief Justice Mark Martin. “We must educate North Carolinians and improve public understanding of the vital role that courts perform in protecting our constitutional rights and responsibilities.”

Throughout the state of North Carolina, judicial officials and court staff, as well as private attorneys, will volunteer as speakers in their local communities. Each speaker will bring their own unique perspective on their role within the judicial system, as well as inform the audience about the establishment of the North Carolina court system and its impact within our communities.

To request a speaker, visit Celebrate.NCcourts.org/Speakers-Bureau and complete the online request form for your event, meeting, school, group, etc. Please submit requests four to six weeks in advance of the desired speaking date. Speakers will be provided based on availability.

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