Fishers High School was crowned the champion in the Indiana We the People High School competition and will represent the state at the national competition in April 2016. In the middle school competition, Brown County Junior High School in Nashville took first place for the sixth consecutive year.
The Indiana Bar Foundation, started in 1950, has grown over the years but its mission has always been the same – promoting civic education and improving access to justice.
Indiana’s We the People program, a civics education curriculum that teaches elementary, middle and high school students about U.S. history and government, has received another round of funding from the Statehouse.
The St. Joseph County Bar Foundation's philanthropic efforts are made possible by support from attorneys and law firms, though fundraising remains a challenge for the board.
Praising the We the People curriculum for instilling a sense of civic responsibility in the next generation, Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long pledged that state funding for the program would continue.
Volunteers are needed to help judge students learning about Democracy and studying to be future lawyers.
The importance of juries and how people are chosen to serve will be at the heart of discussions between students and judges as the judiciary teams up with schools to mark Constitution Day Sept. 17.
The Fishers High School team finished fourth in the We the People national competition, continuing Indiana’s streak of having teams place in the Top 10 among the groups representing all 50 states.
Indiana high school teams swept the 2014 We the People competition, bringing home first place trophies to both Brown and Floyd counties.
Teachers from across the state will be getting an up-close view of the judicial system through a one-day workshop hosted by the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Bar Foundation.
Soon after the Penn High School Mock Trial team was crowned the 2014 state champions, the congratulatory messages on Twitter and other social media began. The students were praised and called an "inspiration." Penn secured its first Indiana Mock Trial championship by defeating long-reigning state champion, John Adams High School of South Bend.
Indiana’s Mock Trial competition will soon have a new home at the Indiana Bar Foundation.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will host a dramatic interpretation performance of the Indianapolis Public Schools’ historic desegregation and busing case as part of February’s Black History Month Celebration.
Retired Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and retired U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton were recognized at the We the People awards dinner with the William Baker Award.
Former Indiana congressional representative Lee Hamilton warned attorneys and advocates of civic education that unless citizens uphold their responsibilities and duties, democracy will not prevail.