We focus on the rules so you can focus on your mission
We focus on the rules
so you can focus on your mission.
What We Do
Civility empowers people in organizations with governance and parliamentary procedure know-how that’s accessible and practical.
SARAH E. MERKLE
Welcome to Civility!
I’m Sarah E. Merkle, an attorney and professional parliamentarian.
I’m passionate about making governance and parliamentary procedure understandable and practical.
I want every leader and member in every organization to have the knowledge and tools they need to make sound decisions in an efficient manner.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We offer the services below and partner with groups of all types and sizes to achieve efficiency and compliance.
We partner with groups of all types and sizes to achieve efficiency and compliance.
Interpretation of your organization’s bylaws and other rules
Professional presiding officers for in person, phone, or virtual meetings and conventions
Interpretation of bylaws and other rules
Drafting and revising governing documents, including bylaws and standing or special rules
Training in parliamentary procedure for leaders and members (virtual or in-person)
Presiding officer training (virtual or in-person)
Strategic advice & floor parliamentarians for heated meetings
Expert witness reports and testimony for litigation
Written opinions on controversial or thorny questions