Volunteer with the Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers In the Classroom Program

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January 15, 2020 Volunteer Training Information:
The Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom project helps students to better understand the U.S. Constitution, our legal system, and law-related careers. Lawyers are invited to attend an informational volunteer training session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at The CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604. The streamlined one-hour session equips volunteers with teaching techniques to impart the program's lessons to the students. Following the training, volunteers will be partnered with teachers in 2nd-8th grade classrooms, and using the curriculum, will teach students their Constitutional Rights and their rights and responsibilities under the law. Volunteers are typically asked to visit the same class three times in a year.  Click here to register for the Attorney Information and Training session.

More information:
Contact Tiffani Watson, M.Ed. for further information at twatson@chicagobar.org or (312) 554-2060.

About the program:
For over 30 years, the Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers In the Classroom program has placed attorney volunteers into 2nd-8th grade classrooms to help students to better understand the U.S. Constitution, our legal system, and law-related careers. Following the program launch in the late 1980’s, Edward J. Lewis II, Jenner and Block law firm partner and child advocate, expanded the program to 100 attorneys in the early 1990’s. Currently, the program has over 600 participating attorneys, reaching 60 schools in the Chicagoland area. Click here to learn more.