A Lawyer & Judge in Every School – May 6, 2022
This event pairs attorneys and judges with classrooms throughout the state to discuss concepts of law, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and additional legal issues consistent with student interest and the course curriculum. For Law Day 2022, the NHBA LRE program encourages attorney presenters to bring one of the following topics, or a topic of your choice, to classrooms across the state.
Advancing the Rule of Law Now
The rule of law is the bedrock of American rights and liberties—in times of calm and unrest alike. The 2021 Law Day theme—Advancing the Rule of Law, Now—reminds all of us that we the people share the responsibility to promote the rule of law, defend liberty, and pursue justice.
Elementary School Lesson Plans
- Woman’s Suffrage and Voting
- The US Constitution & the Equal Protection Clause
- A Dog’s Day
- Spilled Coffee
- Candy Bar Contracts
- No Vehicles in the Park
- Rules, Rules, Rules: The Eraser Game
- Census – The Constitutional Count
- Inside a Courtroom
- The Role of a Lawyer
- Curriculum Guide: Junior Judges: Helping Kids Make Smart Choices For a copy of the video, please contact us.
Middle & High School Lesson Plans
- Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying!
- Negotiation for Middle School Students
- Just the Facts – What are the steps in a trial?
- NH Consumer Protection Sourcebook
- The Court System
- What is a Felony?
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training in Schools
- Search and Seizure
- What is Truth?
- The Rule of Law in Times of Crisis
- Glossary of Legal Terms
- The Story of House Bill 903
- The Three Branches of Government
- The Cost of Credit
- What is a Trial? (Grades 5-8)
- What does the 4th Amendment Mean to You? (Grades 5-8)
According to a new national poll conducted by the American Bar Association, less than half of the U.S. public knows that John Roberts is chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, while almost one-quarter think it is Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 16 percent believe it is Clarence Thomas.
The nationally representative poll of 1,000 members of the American public found troubling gaps in their knowledge of American history and government, as well as constitutional rights. One in 10 think the Declaration of Independence freed slaves in the Confederate states and almost 1 in 5 believe the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution are called the Declaration of Independence instead of the Bill of Rights.”