National Community Outreach Project


Sponsored by the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association

The Federal Bar Association is proud to host the National Community Outreach Project, an initiative for FBA chapters to work with their local courts in order to make an impact within communities across the nation. During the inaugural National Community Outreach Project in 2016, the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association provided funding for participating chapters and sections to conduct community outreach programs with the local federal courts.

Events included “schoolhouse to courthouse” events for 7th and 8th graders to observe courtroom proceedings; high school mock trials and live criminal hearings on a Magistrate Duty Calendar; tours of various agencies, including U.S. Probation, the U.S. Marshal Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Federal Defender; and programs enabling citizens with legal questions or problems to seek free advice from an attorney.

Please keep checking back for more information on the next National Community Outreach Project, occurring in April 2017.

The following chapters and sections participated in the inaugural National Community Outreach Project:

Central District of Illinois Chapter
Chicago Chapter
Dayton Chapter
Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter
Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter
New Orleans Chapter
Oklahoma City Chapter
Orlando Chapter
Palm Beach Chapter
Phoenix Chapter 
San Diego Chapter
Section on Taxation
South Carolina Chapter
Southern District of New York Chapter
Tampa Bay Chapter
Utah Chapter

For more information on this program, please contact
Jane Zaretskie at
jzaretskie@fedbar.org.

Resources

2015 Federal Bar Association Community Outreach Report


2015 Federal Bar Association Community Outreach Report APPENDIX


Federal Bar Association Announces Inaugural National Community Outreach Project


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