For Judges, Court Staff, Attorneys

Cartoon by Soo / Bert Lynn Middle School

Civics Education for Judges, Court Staff, and Attorneys

Outreach resources and materials for judges, court staff, and attorneys to help teach about the judicial branch and its role in our democracy.

Cartoon by Soo / Bert Lynn Middle School

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Failing Grades on Civics Exam Called a ‘Crisis’ - NY Times
Fewer than half of American eighth graders knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights on the most recent national civics examination, and only one in 10 demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks and balances among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, according to test results released May 4, 2011.

Sandra Day O'Connor and Lee Hamilton PSA on Civic Education
Take 35 seconds to view retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's creative YouTube video on civic education.

Resources to Use with Students

Find tried and true materials, primary sources, videos, games, and other resources developed and tested by teachers, judges, and attorney volunteers.

Developing Your Student Outreach and Education Program

Learn about exciting programs being offered by California courts.  

Court Locations

Jury Info, Court Info, Court Websites

Contact Info

Deborah Genzer
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California

415-865-4330 Fax
TDD line



Local High School Students Visit Sacramento Court
See a class’s experience when visiting the local court.

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