Civics Outreach Program
The ACBA, in conjunction with the Alameda County Bench, is creating age-appropriate civics programs to present to 4th/5th, 8th, and 11th/12th grade students throughout Alameda County. Two person teams consisting of a judge and an ACBA member attorney will be formed to present 30 to 50 minute programs on a variety of topics, including how to become an attorney or judge, and voting in the United States.
Due to COVID-19 and current social distancing requirements, the programs initially will be presented using an online platform. When allowed, the programs will move into the classroom. Currently, school districts are being informed of the programs.
This program is a great opportunity for judges and attorneys to give back to the community by sharing their knowledge with students and, hopefully, inspire many of the students to learn more about the legal profession. We will cover topics such as:
- How to become a judge/attorney
- Intro to voting and the electoral college
- The three branches of government + the Fourth Estate
- Right to protest and civil disobedience
- Mock Trials
- 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
- Bill of Rights
To ensure that course content is consistent among the teams, a 45 minute information session regarding the various programs offered will be held on two dates. Anyone who wishes to participate in this program is asked to attend the virtual meeting.
If you have questions please contact ACBA Deputy Director Hadassah Hayashi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 302-2200.
Come to the info session on 10/16 to learn more. RSVP here
Attorneys/Judicial Officers: https://forms.gle/3B3bg9mvDQxRG8xV9
Handbook: Curricula Handbook Civics Training