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JCBA announces 2018 Law 101 class schedule

Each year, the Jackson County Bar Association hosts a series of law-related lectures that are free, open to the public, and taught by judges and licensed lawyers. The JCBA’s 2018 class schedule is now available, and it includes topics ranging from traffic law and consumer rights to family law and personal injury. All classes take

Street Law program provides education strategies to Missouri teachers

From lesson plans to seminars and trainings, The Missouri Bar is committed to helping teachers throughout the state better understand and explain the law. This week, the bar co-sponsored Federal Courts and Constitutional Controversies, a Street Law Workshop at the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis. During the two-day session, held Feb. 12-13, 35 teachers

Missouri Bar program receives Emmy

The Missouri Bar, in conjunction with HEC-TV, received a regional Emmy during the 41st Mid-America Emmy Awards Gala, Sept. 9, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Millie Aulbur, director of Citizenship Education, accepted the Emmy on behalf of The Missouri Bar. The Emmy was presented for the telecast of the 2016 Constitution

Mini Law School for the Public: The Second Amendment

The more you know about the laws that affect you, the easier it is to make good decisions about your life, your family and your finances. Each year, The Missouri Bar collaborates with law schools and legal professionals from across the state to deliver Mini Law School for the Public courses. During these sessions, attendees

Missouri Bar program nominated for Emmy

The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced its Emmy nominees—and programming co-produced by The Missouri Bar is up for consideration. Each year, The Missouri Bar partners with HEC-TV in St. Louis to produce an interactive Constitution Day Program for students in grades 7-12. During the event, students are

The Missouri Bar welcomes Missouri teachers for final year of project

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program kicked off the third and final year of the James Madison Legacy Project with a summer institute held June 26-29 at The Missouri Bar Center in Jefferson City. Thirty-six teachers attended the four-day event, where four scholars presented on various philosophical, historical and constitutional issues: Professor David Robertson of

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,

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

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.

Virtual classroom high school students visit Jefferson City to learn about state and federal court systems

Students at the Christopher Bond Courthouse

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program and the Federal District Court of Western Missouri recently hosted more than 130 high school students at the Christopher Bond Courthouse in Jefferson City. The students, enrolled in University of Missouri High School, which is an accredited virtual and international high school program also known as Mizzou K-12, traveled

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