Adult Civic Education

Adult Civic Education: Your Government and You

Be informed and know your rights. The Connecticut Bar Association's (CBA) adult civic education initiative offers free civic education classes to the public. Providing civic education to students in middle and high school has already been a vital piece of the CBA's mission for more than thirty years. Under the leadership of CBA Past President Norman K. Janes, the adult civic education program gives lawyers an opportunity to share their expertise in civic issues with adults.

Volunteer attorneys serve as facilitators and presenters for these civic education classes, which range from one one-hour class to four two-hour classes. Lesson plans and training are provided by the CBA. Real-life scenarios engage participants and help teach them how our government affects their daily lives. Topics for discussion include eminent domain, government wiretapping, the death penalty, and the right-to-die debate.

For more information on the programs or to request a volunteer, please contact the Connecticut Bar Association at (860)612-2025 or civicsed@ctbar.org.