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Teacher’s Law Symposium
January 23, 2020 - January 24, 2020
On Jan. 23 and 24, 2020, The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section will host the ninth annual Teachers’ Law Symposium, to help teachers educate their students about the legal and judicial systems and their importance. Teachers will be given tools to educate their students concerning the federal and state courts and the legislative process. The Teachers’ Law Symposium was inspired by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who since her retirement in 2006 has devoted herself to improving civics education. In 2010, the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Act became law in Florida, requiring that civic education content be included in the K-12 language arts curriculum.
This year’s workshop will feature presentations on an overview of the state and federal court systems, the Governor’s role in the legislative process, a historical perspective on the trial by jury concept, the First Amendment and school issues and the anatomy of a criminal case. Special presentations will also include the history and passage of the 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. The Symposium’s presenters will include District Judge Julie Sneed, Florida House of Representative member Amber Mariano, a member of Governor DeSantis’ staff, and numerous distinguished professors and members of the legal community from throughout the state of Florida.
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Application due December 6, 2019