The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation supports civic education programs like Law Day, ensuring future generations understand the fundamental principles of our Constitution and system of laws.
Attorneys Nancy Conrad, Kevin Conrad and Matt Packard of the Lehigh Valley Office of White and Williams LLP visited fifth graders on Thursday, May 5, 2016, for “Law Day.” The attorneys provided an overview of Law Day and the Rule of Law, then led the students in a mock trial on gender discrimination in which the female employee, Jane Doe was paid less than her male colleague. Students were selected to play the roles of plaintiff Jane Doe, plaintiff’s counsel, defendant John Smith of ABC Company, defendant’s counsel, Judge and Court Crier. The student-actors advanced different arguments and the jury, comprised of the rest of the students, ultimately delivered a verdict in favor of Jane Doe.
Attorneys who are interested in visiting local schools can request resources including copies of the Constitution and bookmarks that feature the Constitution’s preamble.
Civic Education Matters! If you agree and would like to help the PA Bar Foundation support civic education programs like the one featured above, please visit our “How to Help” page for more information.