Special Committee On Civics and Law

CHAIR:

EVENTS:

Alice S Chong
9800 Savage Rd
Ste 6648
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6648
P: (410) 854-3910
F: (410) 854-1770
aliceschong@yahoo.com

 


2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Committee, a partnership between MSBA, the Maryland Judiciary, CLREP, and the Maryland Public School System, engages young people of high school age in learning about law and civil society. It conducted three Civics & Law Academies around the state, in Cecil, Harford, and Anne Arundel Counties, with more than 300 students and teachers from local high schools participating in the sessions. The Academy featured more than 25 lawyers and judges presenting interactive sessions designed to develop civic competency and a deeper understanding of the law and legal rights while providing participants with a minimum of four hours of focused instruction on topics such as Law and Justice; Rights and Responsibilities; Free Speech, School Speech, and Protected Speech; and Power and Empowerment. The Committee also funded addtional Academies, through grants provided by the Maryland Bar Foundation, to the Frederick County Bar and the Baltimore County Bar.