Civics Education

The CBA's Civics Education programs help give students throughout Connecticut a better insight into the United States legal system. These Civics Education Programs can help supplement your curriculum and bring the world of civics to life for students.

Adult Civic Education covers a wide range of areas, from wiretapping to eminent domain, so that students can better understand the intricacies of civics and American government;

The Connecticut Court Visitation Program, where students witness real-life criminal court proceedings;

Bill of Rights in Action, in which students gain a more solid understanding of how the U.S. Constitution affects their lives;

Mock Trial Competitions, co-sponsored by Civics First Inc., where middle and high school students compete against other Connecticut schools in a battle of courtroom wits, right in the classroom;

For more information, or to request a speaker for your students, please contact civicsed@ctbar.org.

Constitution Day, A yearly celebration remembering the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787;

Civics Education Events

2014 Law Day Celebration

The Connecticut Bar Association's 2014 Law Day program, "Reflections on American Democracy: the Historic (and Continuing) Struggle for the Right to Vote,"  will be held at the Connecticut Appellate Court in Hartford on Monday, May 5, 2014, commencing at 10:00 a.m.
 
The program will be conducted as an interactive model press conference with student reporters from several schools. Attendees will hear various perspectives about the fight for the right to vote in the United States from those who lived it at different times in our country's history, including Gouverneur Morris (played by Attorney Lewis Button), Thomas Dorr (played by Attorney Daniel Krisch), Alice Paul (played by Barbara Nidzgorski), and John Lewis (played by Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard Robinson).  

After the program, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill presented citations to each of the students.
 
This is a free event. Click here to register online or contact the Member Service Center at (860)223-4400. 

 

Click here to watch the 2013 Law Day ceremony on YouTube

This recording was graciously donated by Brandon Smith Reporting & Video LLC