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Office of Communications and Public Affairs
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For Immediate Release

Angelita Plemmer

Media Advisory:
Judiciary Brings Civics to Cecil County High Schools

(NORTH EAST, Md. – Jan. 23, 2013) On Wednesday, Jan. 30, lawyers and judges from Maryland’s courts will share their expertise and personal experiences to help area students learn about law and society. Students attending the Civics and Law Academy will meet face-to-face with judges and other legal professionals to discuss a variety of topics, including juvenile rights, criminal law, free speech, and the law in the technology age.

The Jan. 30 session will be held at Rising Sun High School in North East, and will include more than 60 Cecil County high school students.

The Civics and Law Academy is designed to help high school students gain a better understanding of the law, which helps them develop civic competency. Academy sessions are held during the school year at various locations in Maryland.

“How can you hope to function in our society, which is based on the Rule of Law, if you don’t learn civics?” said Howard County District Judge Pamila J. Brown. Judge Brown heads the Judiciary committee that is hosting the program in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

“Students are active members of our society; therefore, it is essential that they have an understanding of law and legal issues,” Judge Brown said. “The Academy provides a chance for young people to take part in an intensive program to start to gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to participate fully and effectively in our pluralistic, democratic society.”

WHAT: Civics and Law Academy for Cecil County High School Students
A partnership of the Maryland Judiciary Public Awareness Committee and the Maryland Bar Association’s Citizenship and Law-Related Education Program (CLREP)

Wednesday, Jan. 30
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Rising Sun High School
100 Tiger Drive
North East, Md. 21901

WHO: Judge Pamila J. Brown, Chair, Judiciary Public Awareness Committee
MEDIA CONTACT: Call the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488, to attend (and to discuss the use of cameras and/or electronic devices).

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