The Knoxville Bar Association has created a presentation that any lawyer or judge may use when invited to give a presentation to a local civic or school group. The topic is “Fair and Impartial Courts,” including an explanation of how judges are appointed and the role of courts in our society at both the state and federal levels. The presentation includes a PowerPoint, a loose script and links to background information. It can be tailored to suit the audience and length of a presentation.
Members of the KBA's Judicial Committee created this presentation for several reasons: Most lawyers and judges are invited to give presentations to local groups, and having an on-the-shelf presentation may help them say “yes” to invitations. Attacks on the judiciary have become more common at a time when basic civic knowledge seems to be declining; this presentation seeks to increase citizens’ understanding of, and support for, fair and impartial courts.
The presentation is free to any lawyer or judge to use at any time. We ask that you notify the KBA if you use the presentation, including to whom the presentation was given, and send any suggestions for improving the presentation. It's optional, but KBA would appreciate your providing the information below.