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Congratulations to the Modest Means and Mock Trial programs! These programs will each be given $100 as the beneficiaries of the Access to Justice Update Quiz Contest. Thank you for all who participated in our game! For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to read about the good works being accomplished through our Arizona educators and lawyers, the report is still available through the headline link above. Thanks to all who make equal access to justice a reality.
The Arizona Bar Foundation was named one of the top 10 flexible workplaces in the country. When Work Works looks at companies around the country and surveys all staff. The Foundation has been the proud recipient for the last 5 years!
Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales announces the formation of the 18-member Commission on Access to Justice. The Commission will be chaired by Lawrence F. Winthrop, Judge on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals and former president of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.
LawForKids.org hosted our first statewide “Create A Law” Competition in celebration of Law Day 2014. Over 100 laws were submitted for consideration which brought in over 7,000 votes. Congratulations to all classes and students who participated. Below are the final results and competition winners for 2014.
Elementary Level—Cactus View Elementary School, Mrs. Pownall’s Class, 5th Grade 933 Votes:
Adrea's Law - There should be a day where it is Arizona Ice Cream Day. The date would be July 15th. This should be a law because the weather is so hot in Arizona, especially during the summer. Arizona could be the 1st state in the country to have an Ice Cream Day. People could get 1 free container of their favorite ice cream. People could get a coupon mailed or emailed to their house if they register to participate.
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The Arizona Attorney General's Office has made funding available to offer legal assistance to many Arizonans hurting from the foreclosure crisis that swept our nation over the last several years. for more information about services that are available, please follow the link in the the title above.
During this 1-day training, participants are provided a variety of easy-to-follow curricula to help instructors implement a successful Mock Trial Program. The curriculum will enable students to understand the court system and increase their awareness of the importance of the law in a democratic society. Participants will also learn the requirements of the Arizona and National Mock Trial competitions as well as techniques to prepare students for conducting a trial.