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Welcome to the Speaker Resource Center!
Information to better prepare speakers at a DCBA Educational Program.


DCBA Section Meetings are organized by
 the Chair where DCBA members can
 earn 1 hour of free MCLE or PRMCLE credit.
 Presentations must include significant
 intellectual, educational or practical content
 that increases participant’s competency as
 an attorney and deals primarily with matters
 related to the practice of law. Bar
 Association Meetings take place  at noon
 and the date varies based on each section.

We no longer provide paper handouts to meeting attendees, all handouts are provided electronically.

 To view a list of the DCBA Standing    Sections, please click here.

DCBA Seminars are MCLE or PRMCLE  presentations over 1.5 hours in length and  are in- depth presentations on a particular  topic related to the practice of law.
 Members and non-members are charged a  fee to attend a seminar.  DCBA  Section  Chairs are  encouraged to  organize a  seminar as an  extension of the  Bar  Section  Meetings, although seminar
 organizers are not limited to Section  Chairs. DCBA  encourages attorneys,  organizations, companies, etc. to submit a
 Presenter Proposal form for a DCBA

DCBA’s Annual Education Day “Mega
 Meeting" is a daylong event in January
 featuring up to 5 hours of MCLE and
 PRMCLE credits and the opportunity to host
 local exhibitors.  Attendees can connect with
 various areas of legal practice with engaged
 presenters and network with colleagues.


 To learn more about these programs, please  contact Janine Komornick at or 630-653-7779 ext. 115.


Presenter Information MCLE Form CLICK HERE

Presenter Information PRMCLE Form CLICK HERE

Multi Hour Seminar Information Form CLICK HERE

Speaker Agreement CLICK HERE

DCBA Speaker Checklist CLICK HERE



The DCBA has built 4 PowerPoint templates in order to assist you in developing your PowerPoint presentation slides. We ask that you choose one of the following templates: 

Tips for Creating Effective Presentations:
1. Minimize the number of slides.
2. Choose a font style and size your audience can read from a distance.
3. Keep your text simple (remove "a" and "the").
4. Make slide backgrounds simple. What you see on your computer may not project the same way.
5. Arrive early to test any videos or links to the internet.

General Public Speaking Tips CLICK HERE

General Checklist When Speaking in Public CLICK HERE

How To Create PowerPoint Slides CLICK HERE


 If you are a business or organization   
 interested in presenting at a 1 hour Bar
 Association Section Meeting or a multi- hour Seminar, please submit the following
 form to Janine Komornick at *

 Presenter Proposal Form CLICK HERE

*DCBA only accepts proposals that are
 educational in content and not a sales pitch.


Turn Your CLE presentation into an article for our award-winning magazine.  You can earn up to 1/2 your reporting period credit by writing an article for the DCBA Brief magazine.

CLICK HERE for more details


 If you are a Mega Meeting 2017 speaker, watch for information on guidelines and deadlines!

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