For the Public

Civics Education

Part of our mission at the ISBA is to educate the public and students of all ages about the important role of lawyers and judges, the importance of an independent judiciary for the proper administration of justice, and to foster an interest in students to respect our justice system and consider pursuing careers in the law.

Below are our collection of resources. If you have any questions, please email Kim Furr.

Mock TrialHigh School Mock Trial Information

The 2015 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational will be held on March 14 and 15, 2015, at the University of Illinois' College of Law in Champaign, Illinois. Help us make this exciting event a success! All lawyers, judges, law students, and paralegals are welcome to volunteer to participate as judges and jurors for the Invitational.

Find out more about the 2015 Mock Trial.


Lawyers in ClassroomsLawyers in Classrooms

Make a difference in the lives of Illinois students. Lawyers are invited to go back to school and speak to students on law-related topics.

Lesson PlansISBA Lesson Plans and Activities

Download elementary school lesson plans on a variety of topics related to the law.

More Resources

Links to civics and law-related education resources around the web.

School Success Stories

We share stories of schools implementing high quality civics education, with an emphasis on understanding the role of the courts and the rule of law.

Law Day - May 1Law Day

May 1 is Law Day. Celebrate the rule of law and its importance to our country and its history.


 Young Lawyer at the BarAbraham Lincoln in Illinois

Lesson plans and activities about Abraham Lincoln.

Law-Related Education (LRE) Newsletter

A quarterly newsletter distributed during the school year dedicated to promoting law-related education resources and discussion topics.

ISBA Public and Law-Related Education Publications

ISBA pamphlets and booklets.