Public Education Committee

The focus of the Public Education Committee is to develop an array of educational outreach programs for students and adults designed to improve public awareness of the law and our legal system and enhance the public perception of the profession.

Chair
Bowe & Associates, PLLC
707 Georgia Ave, Suite 301
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)475-6070
Immediate Past Chair
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
(615)550-6603

Statewide Student Civics Essay Winners Announced

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office has announced the winners of its 2016 Civics Essay Contest. Among them are high school winner David Lee of Germantown, who wrote about the difficulty of engaging young voters without proper civics education, middle school winner Ruby Jimenez of Moore County, who wrote about the importance of exercising one’s right to vote, and elementary school winners Isabella Balturshot of Sumner County and Katie Peachey of Madison County.
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Obama Honors Civil Rights Sites with Federal Designations

President Barack Obama signed an order yesterday designating three civil rights related sites as national monuments. They are: a downtown section of Birmingham, Alabama, that includes the 16th Street Baptist Church, where four black girls were killed in a Ku Klux Klan bombing; a bus station in Anniston, Alabama, where a group of “freedom riders” were attacked; and the site of a post-Civil War community of freed slaves near Beaufort County, South Carolina. The National Park Service will oversee these new areas as part of the federal park system, National Public Radio reports.

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