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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 bybthe 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 Seminar. 

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 withvarious 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.



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


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


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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