The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in collaboration with the Seattle University School of Law is offering high school teachers a unique opportunity to learn about the U.S. Constitution, federal judiciary, and federal issues such as immigration, federal sentencing law, and civil rights. Judges who hear the cases you read about in the news will be faculty along with long-term law related education expert Margaret Fisher to help translate this content into lessons immediately usable in the classroom.
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iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach student civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support. The games are fun and informative for adults as well.
The Washington Supreme Court has scheduled a public hearing on February 6th at 9:30 a.m. for a proposed new court rule governing public access to judicial branch administrative records. The public hearing will occur at the Supreme Court in Olympia.
Court proceedings are complicated, but not everyone can afford a lawyer to represent them. Individuals have the option to represent themselves. Entities like corporations and limited liability companies do not. The King County Superior Court has prepared a video to help individuals who need to represent themselves. The video can be accessed .
Bob Pittman’s Legal Line is your place to call in with legal questions. Bob tries to demystify the law, translate the legalese and point you in the right direction with regard to your legal problems. Slightly irreverent at times, he engages with you and guest legal experts to explore the law. For more than a decade Bob Pittman hosted “Legal Line with Bob Pittman,” a call-in legal advice radio talk show for CBS affiliate KIRO Radio in Seattle, Washington. Now, Legal Line is back with a live “Bobcast” every Wednesday 3-5pm PST. Have a legal question?
Fewer than half of American eighth graders knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights on the most recent national civics examination, and only one in 10 demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks and balances among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, according to test results released on Wednesday.
Last Updated: April 23, 2012 - 2:33pm