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 TrialISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational

Due to continuing uncertainties about COVID-19 and its impact on holding large in person events, and the ISBA’s concern for the safety and well-being of those who participate in its programs, we have made the difficult decision to hold the 2022 High School Mock Trial Invitational virtually.

Lawyers in ClassroomsISBA Lawyers 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.

Speakers BureauISBA Speakers Bureau

An invitation to talk about the Law! An invitation to hear about the Law!

Lesson PlansISBA Lesson Plans and Activities

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

 Young Lawyer at the BarAbraham Lincoln in Illinois

Lesson plans and activities about Abraham Lincoln.

Law Day - May 1Law Day

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

Law Day - May 1Constitution Day

Constitution Day is September 17th. Find out more about the day and see lesson plans.

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.

More Resources

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