A Lawyer & Judge in Every School – 2019
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 2019, 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.
Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society
In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the press are among the most important foundations for a free society. Free speech and free press are prominent topics in public discourse and litigation. It is impossible to imagine a free society without these individual liberties, yet historical and current debates surrounding them continually challenge us to consider their boundaries and resilience. Changes in technology have reshaped how free speech and free press work in the everyday world.
Law Day 2019 offers the opportunity to explore this pair of freedoms by probing their history and considering their future. Should all speech be “free?” What is the role of government in regulating or protecting the press? Should speech or the press be constrained through laws or norms? Can a free society exist without free speech and free press?
The 2019 Law Day theme—Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society—focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.”
When Love Hurts
When Love Hurts educates students about dating violence and helps them identify dating violence in their relationships. The focus of the program is to educate the students about their legal rights in obtaining civil restraining orders if they are the subject of dating violence. The program is also designed to discourage dating violence by educating the students about the potential ramifications of committing dating violence. Learn more.
Elementary School Lesson Plans
- 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
- No Illegal Downloading
- 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
Law Day Court Orders & Presidential Proclamations
***Please check back for 2019 declarations.***