Civics Education

Federal Judges Association

One of the key missions of the Federal Judges Association is to promote public education about the judiciary.  Consistent with this goal, in April 2011, the FJA Board approved a civics education initiative to enhance public understanding of the Constitution, the role of the courts, judicial independence and the rule of law.  The Civics Education Task Force worked with a consultant to evaluate the effectiveness of court websites and to recommend best practices for public access to information about the court.  In cooperation with the Federal Magistrate Judges Association and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and with funding from the John and James L. Knight Foundation, the FJA developed a website, Federal Courts: Civics Education Project, to assist judges and others in their outreach to students and teachers.  In addition to the resources listed as part of the Civics Education Project, we offer a select compendium of other websites related to civics education.

 

 

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