It's easy and rewarding to visit classrooms. The written materials are provided in advance, the scheduling is efficiently done online and training is available. Each class is approximately a 2-hour commitment, making the experience manageable. The opportunity to work with members of the local bench and bar, and engage students in teaching civics lessons, is invaluable.
Each year a local art gallery hosts a display of the students' art. Students, parents, friends, lawyers and judges attend to see the results of some remarkably talented students. An esteemed panel of "art" judges evaluate the art submitted and award winners are named in the various categories. It is an inspring and fun event, and a great opportunity to engage with the students.
Each and every year dozens of lawyers and judges volunteer just a few hours out of their busy schedules to read and evaluate a "stack" of essays submitted by the students. Once those essays are preliminarily evaluated, another group meets to discuss the relative merits of the essays and select a dozen or more award winners. We would greatly welcome your participation. Will you help?