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News Law Day Job Shadowing Showcased at National Conference of Chief Justices

Law Day Job Shadowing Showcased at National Conference of Chief Justices

Nebraska Supreme Court and Bar Foundation personnel share benefits of Job Shadowing with Civics Fair participants
Nebraska Supreme Court and Bar Foundation personnel share benefits of Job Shadowing with Civics Fair participants

Fifth grade teachers who have participated in Law Day Job Shadowing have helped create a program that has drawn national attention.

Nebraska's Law Day Job Shadowing for fifth graders was one of the programs featured at the National Conference of Chief Justices' annual meeting in St. Louis in July. Bar Foundation Executive Director Doris Huffman and Nebraska Supreme Court Public Information Officer Janet Bancroft showcased Job Shadowing at the Civic Education Fair offered in conjunction with the meeting. Their handouts included step-by-step instructions to assist other states' Supreme Courts in partnering with educational organizations to offer a job shadowing outreach program. They also shared the podcasts for students and teachers that are posted on the Bar Foundation's website: http://www.nebarfnd.org/law-day-job-shadowing/.

The following schools participated in Law Day Job Shadowing 2012, organized by court personnel and hosted by lawyers, judges, and other community law leaders:

Schools Teachers or Administrators
Creek Valley, Chappell Jessica Cabela
HTRS – Table Rock, Table Rock Shari Drake and Joleen Hilgenfeld
Lewiston Consolidated, Lewiston Dana Anderson
Mary Lynch Elementary, Kimball Darla Golding
O'Neill Elementary Public, O'Neill Kathy Kloppenborg, Cindy Sellers, and Kelly Young
Oshkosh Elementary, Oshkosh Valerie Vincent
Pawnee City Public School, Pawnee City Carol Schmitz
Pleasanton School, Pleasanton Bob Bednar and Brenda Paitz
St. Mary's Elementary, O'Neill Mary Novak
South Platte, Big Springs Beverly Kyrklund

Here are some of the things teachers are saying about Law Day Job Shadowing:

"All of it was very interesting and worthwhile—I heard a lot of good things from the students!"

"It was extremely helpful and educational for us to visit all the offices in the Court House and learn about their jobs. ...it was fantastic!"

Now is a good time to plan for your classroom to take part in Job Shadowing 2013. Just send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to indicate your interest. We will be pleased to work with you and court staff in your community to create an exciting experiential learning opportunity for you and your students!

 

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