Only five lawyers in the world are credentialed as both a Certified Professional Parliamentarian (CPP) and a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP). Bradley’s Sarah E. Merkle is one of those lawyers.

We offer the following services to clients of all sizes, including corporations, nonprofit associations, law firms, legislative bodies, municipal boards, political parties, unions, religious groups and churches, government agencies, trade associations, and condominium and homeowner associations:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising governing documents
  • Writing parliamentary opinions
  • Advice and training for officers, boards of directors, and members
  • Professional presiding
  • Meeting and convention parliamentarian
    • Agenda development
    • Pre-meeting troubleshooting
    • Scripting
    • Onsite guidance & strategic advice
    • Presiding
    • Post-meeting debriefing
  • Expert witness

Sarah’s understanding of parliamentary procedure is based on familiarity with these resources and authorities:

  • Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised
  • The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure
  • Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure
  • Riddick’s Rules of Procedure
  • Parliamentary Law
  • Cannon’s Concise Guide to Rules of Order
  • Jefferson’s Manual of Parliamentary Practice
  • Cushing’s Manual of Parliamentary Procedure
  • Demeter’s Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure