In addition to supporting and advancing the work of the state’s attorneys through education and advocacy activities, the State Bar of Georgia oversees various programs for members of the public. This includes a legal aid program for those with low incomes and several education programs for K-12 teachers and students.
Through its Law-Related Education (LRE) Program, the State Bar of Georgia helps local teachers integrate LRE into existing social science, English, and math curricula. Along with teaching young people about the law and the ways laws are created, the program raises awareness of individual rights and responsibilities, and encourages active participation in civic and governmental activities.
To support its LRE Program, the State Bar of Georgia has created a virtual museum of law that features videos and other resources exploring famous state and national court cases. The bar also creates and regularly updates online LiveBinders on various legal topics. Other LRE Program resources and activities include “Journey Through Justice Field Trips” and free workshops for K-12 teachers.
More information is available at www.gabar.org.