Speeches

  • Speaker, Author event, book discussion and signing for … How To Leave Prison Early, Tallahassee (September 2019 ) 
  • Panel member, Legislative Update on Amendment #4 Community Forum, Martin Luther King Foundation at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Tallahassee (August 2019)
  • Speaker, Legislative Session Update, Florida TaxWatch Board of Directors/ Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista (May 2019)
  • Speaker, Amendment #4 and Executive Clemency, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Legislative Conference, Tallahassee (March 2019)
  • Panel member, Implementation of Amendment # 4, FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights / FSU College of Law, Tallahassee (February 2019)
  • Speaker, Election update on Amendment # 4, Florida TaxWatch Board of Directors/ Fall Meeting, Ponte Vedra (December 2018)
  • Panel member, Florida Bar’s statewide Criminal Justice Summit, Conviction Integrity Review Units, Tampa (October 2018)
  • Panel member, Amendment #4 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Tallahassee (September 2018)
  • Lunch speaker, FACDL and 4th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders, Jacksonville (August 2018)
  • Speaker, An Executive Clemency Update, the Leadership Florida State Capitol Winter Meeting, Tallahassee (February 2018)
  • Speaker, An Executive Clemency Update, the Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida, Altamonte Springs (November 2017)
  • Speaker, An Executive Clemency Update, the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators, Fall Issues Conference, Orlando (November 2017)
  • Speaker, Restoration of Voting Rights: Second Chance for Democracy in Florida, League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County and Tiger Bay Club, Tampa (August 2017)
  • Presenter / Small Group Breakouts, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Statewide Diversity Symposium, Tallahassee (May 2017)
  • Law Call Panel Member, Lobbyist – how much influence do they have, Live TV interview and call in show, Tallahassee (March 2017)
  • Speaker, From The Cell Block to the Ballot Box : Felons Voting Rights Restoration in Florida, Florida TaxWatch 37th Annual Meeting, Orlando (November 2016)
  • Speaker, Executive Clemency and other Florida and Federal Constitutional Issues, USF undergraduate students, Tampa (November 2016)
  • Panel Member debating Florida Pot Amendment. Tallahassee Democrat Facebook Live, Tallahassee (October, 2016)
  • Panel Member discussing Medical Marijuana – Beyond the Obvious. 2016 SAWCA Annual Conference, Sandestin (July, 2016)
  • Panel Member discussing Florida Amendment # 2 Medical Marijuana. Southern Association of Workers Compensation Administrators, Sandestin (July 28, 2016)
  • Panel Member discussing transition and re-entry issues for federal and state inmates. U.S. Department of Justice "Second Chance Employer Summit", FSU College of Law, Tallahassee (July 26, 2016)
  • CLE Speaker, Executive Clemency, Parole and other Early Release Options, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Fall Watercolor Seminar, Santa Rosa Beach (November 2015)
  • Featured Guest, discussed book and criminal justice issues on WLRN 91.3 FM Miami / South Florida’s Topical Currents, a live top-rated talk and call - in radio show, with Co-Host Bonnie Berman (September 2015)
  • Speaker, Florida Clemency and Parole, Florida Association of Private Investigators, 2015 Litigation and Investigators Conference in Altamonte Springs (September 2015)
  • Keynote Speaker, Issues Forum for students, faculty and community leaders, at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg (September 2015)
  • Featured Presenter, at the monthly Big Bend AFTER Reentry Coalition meeting in Tallahassee (September 2015)
  • Keynote/CLE Speaker, “Clemency and Civil Rights in Florida: What You Need to Know to Give Back,” at the Virgil Hawkins Bar Association (the Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association) at the Florida Bar Convention in Boca Raton (June 2015)
  • Speaker, “A look into the Paradox of a Lawyer-Lobbyist,” State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Webinar, Sponsored by The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section (June 2015)
  • Legal Training Speaker, “Clemency, Parole, Work Release, Conditional Medical Release and 2015 Legislative Update,” 4th Judicial Circuit Office of Public Defender in Jacksonville (May 2015)
  • As the editor in 1978, RG returned to Tampa Catholic High School to address the yearbook class (October 2014)
  • Speaker, Proposed Constitutional Amendment #2 Medical Marijuana, Lion’s Club in Tallahassee (October 2014)
  • Speaker, Statewide Conference, Florida Public Defenders Association in Miami (August 2014)
  • Speaker, Deaf Awareness Day and Free Felix Garcia Day at the Old State Capitol in Tallahassee (April 2014)
  • Speaker, “Florida Clemency and Parole,” FSU College of Law, Sentencing Law and Policy Class in Tallahassee (February 2014)
  • Speaker, Membership and Introduction of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Economic Club of Florida in Tallahassee (October 2013)
  • Speaker, “Lobbying the Governor and Florida Cabinet,” Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, Statewide Conference in Orlando (September 2013)
  • Speaker, Live Web Panel Discussion, “Legal Experts React to Zimmerman Verdict,” Tallahassee Democrat Online (July 2013)
  • Speaker, “Guns and School Safety, Community Panel,” Tallahassee Democrat and Village Square in Tallahassee (February 2013)
  • Speaker, “Florida Clemency and Parole,” FSU College of Law, Sentencing Law and Policy Class in Tallahassee (February 2013)
  • Speaker, “A Clemency Attorney on a Mercy Mission,” UF College of Law, Criminal Justice Center Luncheon in Gainesville (February 2013)
  • Speaker, “State Government’s Role in Clemency,” Exchange Club of Tallahassee Luncheon (December 2012)
  • Speaker, “Executive Clemency in Florida,” Florida Conference of Black State Legislators (FCBSL) State-wide Issues Conference in Orlando (November 2012)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Executive Clemency & Parole,” Florida Association of Public Defenders in Destin (December 2011)
  • Speaker, “Clemency and Rights Restoration,” FCBSL’s Luncheon in Tampa (November 2011)
  • Speaker, “The Florida Clemency Process,” panel presentation with the Secretary of Corrections, Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Justice, FCBSL’s Issues Conference in Orlando (November 2009)
  • Speaker, “Expunction and Sealing of Criminal History and Full Pardons,” Florida Legislative Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop and Job Fair in Jacksonville, Florida. (February 2008)
  • Speaker, “Florida Clemency,” 1-hour CLE course, Tallahassee Bar Association. (October 2007)
  • Speaker, “Defamation and False Light,” Legal Doctrines, Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee’s Reporters’ Workshop, the Supreme Court of Florida (October 2007)
  • Speaker, “Florida Clemency Process,” FAMU TV-20, NAACP Speaks. (February 2007)
  • News Media interviews with various Florida television and radio stations (including NPR/Florida Public Radio), the Associated Press, and the following newspapers: St. Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Gainesville Sun, Miami Herald, Tallahassee Democrat, Pensacola News Journal, Ft. Myers News Press, Florida (Cocoa) Today (1985-Present)
  • Public Testimony before Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Public Hearing: Occupational and Income as Auto Insurance Rating Factors in Tallahassee, Florida (February 2007)
  • Public Testimony before various of the Florida Legislature’s Senate and House councils and committees regarding banking, securities, mortgage, re-districting, reapportionment, legal, health care, education, arbitration, budget, property and auto insurance, Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and other legislative issues. (1987-present)
  • Speaker, “Clemency and Civil Rights Restoration in Florida,” Florida Conference of Black State Legislators, 6th Annual Statewide Issues Conference in Tampa (2002); Regional Issues Conference in St. Petersburg (2005), and 9th Annual Issues Conference in Tallahassee (2005); Opportunity/Second Chance Job Fair in Orlando (2005).
  • Speaker, Ronald McDonald House Charities in Tallahassee, Inc., Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resource (HACER) Scholarships: North Florida Hispanic Association Annual Festival; 3d Annual North Florida Multicultural Marketing Symposium; Leon County Council of High School Principals; Leon County Principals and Guidance Counseling Department Chairs; Greater Tallahassee Advertising Federation, in Tallahassee (2004); Big Bend Foreign Language Teachers Association; The Governor’s Mansion Event, in Tallahassee (2005)
  • Speaker, Hispanic Heritage Month: “Celebration of the Anniversary of Salvador Dali’s 100th Birthday,” hosted by Florida’s First Lady Columba Bush, The Governor’s Mansion; “Celebrating Our Legacy, Defining Our Future,” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution, in Tallahassee (2004); Keynote Speaker: Florida Department of Children and Families – Multicultural Council Lunch series in Tallahassee (2005)
  • Speaker, Panels on Legal Advertising, and Florida’s “Pirate Radio” Law, Florida Association of Broadcasters 69th Annual Convention in Longboat Key (2004); Speaker, Florida’s “Pirate Radio” Law, the Florida Sheriff’s Association Annual Summer Conference in Hollywood and the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association Annual Education Conference in Panama City (2004); National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association (NASBA) in Philadelphia (2005); update on Florida’s “Pirate Radio” Law Enforcement, FAB Conventions in Palm Beach (2005), Orlando (2006), and Palm Beach (2007)
  • Speaker, Panel of Colleges and Universities Diversity, Florida Conference of Black State Legislators Regional Issues Conference in Gainesville (2003).
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