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
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
(615)550-6603
Immediate Past Chair
UT Institute of Agriculture,...
114 Morgan Hall 2621 Morgan Cir.
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865)974-7423
Immediate Past Chair
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)544-2010

September 27 is Voter Registration Day

Sept. 27 is National Voter Registration Day and hundreds of events are being planned across the country. A website dedicated to commemorating the day features a directory of events for prospective voters, information for those interested in volunteering, and voting and election resources for educators and lawyers to use in the classroom. Two other sites offer resources for the upcoming election, including the ABA Division for Public Education and the Brennan Center for Justice, which describes its election website as a “one-stop-shop for factual information on some of the most important topics of 2016.”

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Saturday is Constitution Day 2016

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. It is celebrated each year on Sept. 17. The TBA has a range of resources available for those who want to mark the day on Saturday. The ABA also has identified a theme for this year's Constitution Day. The focus spotlights the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution – known as the “Reconstruction Amendments” – and the role they played in helping to extend the guarantees of freedom to all Americans.

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