Mark Moriarty JD, PRPProfessional Registered Parliamentarian
I am a lawyer recognized by the Florida Bar as a specialist in City County Local Government Law.
I obtained the Professional Registered Parliamentarian certification, in part because I go to a lot of meetings.
Meetings are a part of life. People have been going to them throughout history. The Ancient Greek Athenian assembly held 6000 citizens. As recorded by Thucydides in the History of the Peloponnesian War, one of the earliest recorded meetings occurred at Sparta circa 460-400 B.C., when the Peloponnesian alliance declared war on Athens.
Good meetings rely upon rules of procedure that have developed, evolved and have been passed down over time. Bad meetings ignore them.
If you are having meeting problems or have a question about proper meeting procedure, please feel free to email me. If I can’t help you, I will direct you to someone who can.