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Request a Speaker

Please use this online form to submit a request to have a justice attend your event.

Information required for initial consideration of request:

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Please select topic of speech (up to 3):

Important considerations:

  • Judicial ethics prohibit justices from participating in any fundraising—no matter how important or good the cause.  Consequently, justices do not attend events involving any fundraising or the mention of fundraising.

  • For ethical reasons, justices refrain from talking about the court’s decisions and any case pending in the courts. 

  • For speech time, we highly suggest 15-20 minutes, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A if desired. 

  • Justices do not accept honoraria (speaking fees) and gifts.

Additional information required upon tentative acceptance of invitation:

  • Driving directions to event.

  • Name of person who will meet justice at event?

  • Will sponsor provide a podium?

  • Will sponsor provide a microphone?

  • Will sponsor provide a projector, screen and other equipment if necessary?

  • Copy or summary of event program (other speakers and topics, if applicable).

  • Is event open to the media?

  • Will the sponsor arrange for media coverage?

  • Who will introduce the speaker?

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