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2014 Mock Trial State!

On March 23rd, 16 teams from across the state demonstrated their courtroom knowledge at the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse. University High School, from Tucson, took the high score and will be going on to the national competition in May in Madison, Wisconsin.

2013-2014 Annual Arizona We the People State Competition

The Foundation hosted our annual Arizona We the People State Competition, funded by the Arizona Supreme Court, on January 11, 2014 at Grand Canyon University. The top ten high school teams from the Regional level Competitions competed in the simulated hearings. Corona del Sol, our State Champions, will advance on to Nationals in April. Congratulations to all of the schools who competed and showcased. Click here to see the list of teams and state competition rankings.



The Foundation has been honored with the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility and other aspects of workplace effectiveness as a workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country.

At Risk of Losing your home? Need legal assistance?

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.

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Celebrate Law Day at your local Maricopa County Library!

Celebrate Law Day at your local Maricopa County Library!

On May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon visit your local participating library to listen and learn about legal resources available to you. Attorney panels will be discussing their areas of expertise and will be answering your legal questions. Please see the attached flyer for participating libraries and more information.

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4/24 The Reality of Gangs: Gang Prevention **SSP

Overview: Did you know there are over 2000 documented gangs in Arizona? During this training, participants will explore strategies for preventing gang activity in schools. They will learn interactive strategies that will allow youth to take a look at gang life and educate them on the legal consequences of gang activity.

* Detective Hill from the State Gang Task Force will facilitate an hour session at this training to update participants on the current gang trends in Arizona as they relate to youth. Participants will then participate in a lesson utilizing Detective Hill’s information that they can implement with the parents and staff from their community to help raise awareness.

Training Objectives:

Learn prevention strategies for gang activity

Learn laws associated with gang activity and crimes

Recognize youth in gangs Campus

Issues Addressed:

Lack of understanding legal consequences

Lack of respect for authority ;

Lack of understanding rights and responsibilities

Weapons on campus

4/29 Kids Voting AZ: Empowering Youth to Become Active Citizens *FREE

Overview:The Kids Voting AZ curriculum provides lessons and activities to enhance civic education and reinvigorate democracy. Kids Voting AZ enables students to have a real-life voting experience that mirrors the adult process. Kids Voting AZ teaches youth the importance of civic participation and the responsibilities of voting.

Training Objectives:

Strategies/Activities to engage students to be knowledgeable, active citizens

Useful content that will guide students through the voting process

Effective methods for developing informed citizens

Campus Issues Curriculum Addresses:

Lack of interest in school Lack of appreciation for surrounding community

Lack of understanding rights and responsibilities

Lack of civic participation

Lack of understanding the voting process

Looking for an Internship?

The Foundation has several internship opportunities available including accounting, legal services, and law related education. Contact the Foundation for more information. pdf intern program description2

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2 Important Reports from 2013 on Legal Aid

The Foundation had two important reports created in 2013. The Legal Need study shows the real legal issues facing Arizonans currently. The SROI report - Social Return on Investment - shows that for every DOLLAR invested in legal aid, the economy sees a SIX DOLLAR return! pdf 2013 The Legal Need of Arizona pdf CSACO SROI Report reduced

2013 Award Convention

The Foundation is very proud of the wonderful awards luncheon, the award recipients and speeches! Click to read the speeches and watch award videos

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