Public Education Tools
The WSBA urges lawyers, judges, elected officials, and others involved in law and government to help us educate the public by speaking to a classroom or community group, writing a guest editorial for a local newspaper, or otherwise sharing your experience and expertise. WSBA members are encouraged to track and report their volunteer activities under RPC 6.1
The American Bar Association offers an excellent booklet, Educating the Public About the Law, that contains much practical advice about where and how to volunteer as a public educator. View and print the online version at the ABA's website.
Judges and lawyers who wish to visit a classroom can contact their local schools directly. A directory of the state's public schools is located on the website of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. You are encouraged to incorporate the games and lesson plans from the iCivics website in your classroom visit, and/or use our Foundations of American Democracy pamphlet.
Where can I volunteer?
Following are a handful of Washington state programs that welcome volunteers:
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