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FIJA Speakers Bureau

FIJA Speakers

 

The Fully Informed Jury Association is happy to help you find a knowledgeable, experienced, and proficient public speaker to present to your group on jury nullification or other jury-related issues. These listings are a free resources available to event organizers, educators, student groups, legal professionals, the media, and others. If you find this resource valuable, please support its continued availability with a donation to FIJA.

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Book a Speaker

To arrange a speaking engagement, visit the relevant speaker's page to find contact information. Please also copy the FIJA national office (fijanational@fija.org) on the email so that we can keep track of these engagements, answer any questions that may come up, and otherwise help facilitate your event.

When booking a speaker outside of your local area, you will usually need to cover travel and accommodations for the invited speaker. Unless other arrangements are specifically agreed to by FIJA ahead of time, payments for any covered expenses, honorariums, etc. are made directly to the speaker. Details of these arrangements should be discussed directly with the speaker.

Information you should have at the ready when you are looking for a speaker includes:

  • name and description of the event and the speaker's role (only speaker, keynote speaker, one presenter of several, panelist, etc.)
  • the sponsoring organization(s) and the individual who will be the point of contact making arrangements with the speaker,
  • date and time of the event (or let us know that the date and time are flexible),
  • physical location of the presentation (or let us know it will be an online presentation),
  • approximate number of people expected to attend, 
  • time allotted for the presentation plus any additional amount of time allotted for Q&A, if applicable, and
  • any other helpful information.

 

Virtual Speaking Engagements

Do pandemic-related restrictions, limited funds, or other issues prevent you from bringing one of our speakers to give an in-person presentation? Many of our speakers are available for remote engagements. You may host a speaking engagement via your own remote technology, or if you are not set up for that, FIJA is happy to host the presentation via its own Zoom account and assist you in making the presentation as accessible as possible to your group.

If FIJA hosts the online presentation, we are usually able to provide a technical facilitator in addition to the speaker. This allows the speaker to focus on the presentation, while the technical facilitator explains the technology to participants and fields technical issues that come up in the course of the presentation. To ensure that we are able to provide this additional service, please be sure to copy the FIJA national office (fijanational@fija.org) on all email when making arrangements for these presentations.

 

Find a FIJA Speaker

 

Kirsten Tynan

Kirsten C. Tynan

Executive Director, Fully Informed Jury Association

Select Presentations

  • Jury Duty Is for Heroes
  • Jury Nullification 101
  • Dirty Secrets of the American Jury System
  • Jury Nullification and the First Amendment
  • Prohibition on the Rocks: How Jurors 86ed the 18th Amendment
  • or ask Kirsten to customize a presentation to cover topics of specific interest to your group!

Visit Kirsten's speaker page for more details on her presentations, contact information, and to see her speak.

 

Robert Anthony Peters

Vice Chairman, Fully Informed Jury Association

Select Presentations

  • The Art of Jury Nullification
  • Jury Nullification 101
  • Prohibition on the Rocks: How Jurors 86ed the 18th Amendment
  • or ask Robert to customize a presentation to cover topics of specific interest to your group!

     

Visit Robert's speaker page for more details on his presentations, contact information, and to see him speak.

 

Catherine Bernard

FIJA Georgia State Contact and Public Defender

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Visit Catherine's speaker page for more details on her presentations and to find her contact information.

 

Nathan Goodman

PhD Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Select Presentations

  • Defending Your Rights: Juries As Defense
  • How Overcriminalization Undermines Jury Rights
  • Jury Nullification and the Peace Movement
  • Jury Nullification as Citizen Coproduction

 

 

 

 

Visit Nathan's speaker page for more details on his presentations and to find his contact information.