Ballot initiatives aimed at restricting the judiciary. Legislative proposals that would infringe on the separation of powers. Mean-spirited public responses to violence against judges. What's going on here? And how can bar associations help inform the public and support the judicial branch? Learn from bars that have risen to the challenge.
When it comes to the current climate of hostility toward the judicial branch, education is one powerful way to turn the tide. Learn about an ABA effort to teach bar leaders how to teach the public about the importance of a vital, independent judiciary. Want to get involved? Here's how.
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Michelle A. Behnke, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services, asks bar leaders around the country to join in the civic education effort regarding the judicial branch. "Virtual understanding" isn't enough, she says, calling on bar leaders to help make the judicial branch "real and concrete" for citizens so they will value and protect it.