Category Archives: Civic Education

St. Louis students celebrate Law Day, event coordinators recognized for civic virtue

What happens when two judges, who care deeply about young people, decide to find a way to encourage students to study hard and stay out of trouble? More than 20 years ago, that was the question Judge Iris Ferguson and Juvenile Commissioner Anne-Marie Clarke, both of St. Louis, asked themselves. They reached out to judges,

The Missouri Bar celebrates Juror Appreciation Week

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Judges, lawyers visit Missouri classrooms to discuss the law

Roger Ball teaches civics and military history at Aurora Middle School in Aurora, Missouri. Recently, his eighth-grade class studied privacy issues that arise under the Fourth Amendment. Ball’s students took great interest in the subject and were noticing news stories that touched on the matter. To further cover the topic, Ball, a participant in The

Juror Appreciation Week 2017 begins Sunday

Judges, lawyers and court clerks thank the 84,207 Missourians who reported for jury duty in state courts in 2016 as part of Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week held April 30 through May 6, 2017. During the week, court staff and legal professionals will emphasize to jurors how important their contributions are to our courts, communities and

Missouri Bar teams with education groups to honor students for citizenship, Law Day entries

Each year, The Missouri Bar partners with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) and the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) of The Missouri Bar to award students for outstanding citizenship, as well as essays and artwork that celebrate Law Day. The 2017 awards ceremony took place Monday, April

Do you know a Missouri high school teacher who would benefit from professional development on teaching American government basics?

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program is currently recruiting teachers for the third and final year of the James Madison Legacy Project. Participating teachers get over $1,000 in curricular materials, including a classroom set of the nationally acclaimed We the People books, and a $500 stipend after completing all of the testing and teaching requirement.

Westminster Christian Academy and Nixa High School students win state Constitution championships, money for schools

Westminster Christian Academy, We the People 2016-17 winner

More than 70 high school students from around the state met Monday in Columbia for The Missouri Bar’s annual We the People and Show Me the Constitution statewide simulated congressional hearing competitions. Students from Westminster Christian Academy in Town & Country were named state We the People champions. As title holder, they will represent Missouri at

Constitution Day event highlights Miranda rights

On Friday, September 16, 2016, thousands across the state and country tuned into a special Constitution Day program to learn more about Miranda v. Arizona and its impact on criminal justice. Forced confessions have long been frowned upon in both English and American jurisprudence, but the 1966 Miranda case institutionalized the illegality of such confessions and

Missouri Bar honors two with civic education awards

During The Missouri Bar Constitution Day Program, Sept. 16, 2016, in St. Louis, The Missouri Bar awarded two citizens for their continued contributions to civic and citizenship education in the state. Tim Gore of HEC-TV in St. Louis received the Warren H. Solomon Civic Virtue Award for his exemplary service to civic education. Gore has

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