Civics Education Resources

Welcome to the FBA’s Civics page, where judges and lawyers can find courtroom-ready and classroom-ready activities and resources geared to high school and middle school students. Preparation takes judges and lawyers 30 minutes or less. Activities are organized by time available with audiences -- from 15 minutes to three hours.

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Resources produced by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. For more, go to


National Constitution Center

PowerPoint: Midyear Meeting - FBA EDNY Justice Institute

EDNY Justice Institute

PowerPoint: Civics, Law and Leadership Youth Camps

VIDEO: Moments In History: Remembering Thurgood Marshall

Few people know the legal mind of justices or judges as well as the law clerks who have worked with them. Justice Thurgood Marshall’s former law clerks offer unique insights into the character, values, and thought processes of the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. In this 8.5-minute video, prominent lawyers reminisce about the examples of compassion and courage they saw in the life and work of this legal legend. The Office of Public Affairs at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts produced Moments in History: Remembering Thurgood Marshall which is available now on YouTube. We invite you to link to the video and make it available on your website. Request: Please contact Rebecca Fanning if you post or link to the video. Feel free to reach her at or 202-502-2611.

VIDEO: Celebrate the first 225 years of the Bill of Rights

How to Be A Civics Liaison

Sample Letter from Judges to Schools

FBA Chapters Volunteer for Federal Courts’ Civics Initiatives in 2017

Form Invitation Letter

VIDEO: New Federal Bar Chief Embraces Courts’ Civics Education

Chapter Civics Liaison


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