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The FALDP Ambassador Program is a local community outreach program in which members can promote their business while educating the public about our association. Each Ambassador will bring their contacts and skills to develop an individualized program. Many of our members are already involved in community programs, such as school groups, citizenship outreach, chambers of commerce, and business associations. Other members may also have regular contact with the court clerks, or their local legal aid society. The intent of our program is to use the skills and contacts already in place to expand our reach and promote our association, side by side with your business.
Certain duties are required of each Ambassador; other things are left to each Ambassador's own creativity and discretion. FALDP will provide a basic package of materials for each Ambassador and other materials may be provided or developed as needed.
Collect local forms - family law, small claims, landlord/tenant, and circuit civil. Some counties/ circuits have very specific forms which are not used anywhere else in the state. For example, the Twelfth Circuit requires that the "Twelve Rules of Courtroom Etiquette" must be filed to the court record by each pro se litigant for family law cases. As far as we know, this is the only circuit with this requirement. Other circuits require "Form A" to be filed. Still other circuits require that certain standing orders are filed along with certain types of cases.
Collect local administrative orders - our customers must comply with local administrative orders and if they don't know what these are, then they can't comply. So we need to identify them for our customers. Some circuits post them on their sites, other circuits may require Ambassadors to dig deeper, even contacting the court administrator if necessary.
Other duties will depend on the individual Ambassador's knowledge, skills, and strengths. In addition to promoting groups such as school groups, the chamber of commerce, etc., individual Ambassadors may want to offer free or low cost workshops to educate consumers about certain areas of law. Ambassadors who choose to offer workshops, seminars, or classes, need to be especially aware of their limitations. Answering questions about forms and explaining procedure are the whole idea of the workshops; but answering individual questions may be considered the practice of law -- especially questions that begin with "should I ...?".
Please complete the form below to get started. If we have more than one Ambassador in a county/ or circuit we will ask that you coordinate your efforts.
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