The Rice & Rose Law Firm congratulates Justice Charles Wells and the Justice Teaching Initiative. On January 9, the National Center for State Courts issued a press release naming a recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civic Education. This award essentially recognizes Justice Teaching as the most outstanding civic education effort in the United States. The award is based upon the work of Justice Teaching and its significant accomplishments in bringing civic education to every public school in Florida as well as hundreds of private schools.
Justice Lewis has stated that this is a wonderful tribute to the lawyers, judges, and teachers of Florida who have worked to make Justice Teaching so successful. You should take pride in this national award because it is the volunteers who dedicate time and effort to visit schools and bring Justice Teaching to Florida’s children. This award is your award. Justice Teaching would never have received this award without the hard work of all of you who have volunteered. Justice Lewis thanks you from the bottom of his heart for your support of Justice Teaching. Because of you, this partnership between members of the legal profession and teachers has received national recognition!
Associate Attorney Beth King has been a member of the Justice Teaching initiative since its inception in 2005. She has given presentations on civics and law throughout the years at Volusia County Schools. She has spoken at Longstreet Elementary School, Ormond Elementary School, Tomoka Elementary School, Turie T. Small Elementary School, Pine Trail Elementary School among others. Ms. King is committed to the mission of Justice Teaching.
Posted on February 3, 2014