Lawyers in the Classroom is a civics workshop for Connecticut elementary school students in grades 4 - 6 taught virtually by volunteer attorneys. The program responds to research on declining civic engagement and the call by Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson of the Connecticut Supreme Court for attorneys to step up their antiracism and civics education work and start young.
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Program Goals

  1. Inspire students to learn about, engage with, and lead their community: at local, state, and national levels.

  2. Teach through an antiracist lens

  3. Partner with students to understand and appreciate justice, the rule of law, and democratic institutions. 

 

Program Details

When: 2021-2022 school year. Please contact us 2 weeks before. Availability may be limited.

Length: At least 45 minutes.

Cost: Free

Materials: The presentation can be found here. Note: materials will continue to evolve as we incorporate feedback.

Technology Requirements: Video-conferencing platform.


Lesson Summary: 

Our first lesson, ‘Rules, Fairness, Democracy, & You,’ is divided into three parts:

Section One begins by comparing rules and fairness, then has students explore those concepts, working together to come up with rules to live together on a deserted island.

Section Two asks how we can change rules that are unfair and walks through the ways our government listens to people.  

Section Three concludes with examples of kids who have changed the rules and the world by their efforts. Time at the end is provided for Q&A with the attorneys.


How to Apply

Interested educators can click on the button below to apply.

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How to Volunteer

Interested attorneys can click on the button below to volunteer.

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Upcoming Trainings


Contact Information

Questions? Contact Program Co-Directors Leland Moore (leland.moore@icloud.com) and Scott Garosshen (sgarosshen@hdblfirm.com | 860-522-8338).