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About the Editor
The staff wish to acknowledge the special assistance of Margaret E. Fisher in preparing this feature for publication.

Margaret E. Fisher

Margaret E. Fisher is an attorney-educator who has spent 24 years full-time in educating the public about the law. She has taught a Street Law School at Seattle University School of Law and its predecessor law school since 1982, and at Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, D.C., from 1977 to 1981. In 1986-87, Fisher was a Fulbright Scholar to Southern Africa to establish Street Law in schools. Fisher is author of numerous nationally published books including the sixth edition of Street Law, curricula, and articles on public legal education. She completed the national curriculum on youth courts in 2001 for the American Bar Association, and she is taking the leadership in launching new youth courts in Washington state. She also works part-time for the Office of the Administrator for the Courts, where she serves as the state coordinator for the national Youth for Justice program of the U.S. Department of Justice and works on domestic violence training and resources for courts. She works with the Council on Public Education, and she is a member of its executive board. Fisher graduated from Antioch School of Law in 1976, and she is admitted to the bars of the state of Washington, the District of Columbia, and several federal courts.

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