Lawyers and judges again will fan out to more than 60 middle school civics classes in the Roanoke Valley this month with a message about the central role of law in a constitutional democracy.
The annual Rule of Law Day is Monday, Oct. 22 in the schools of Roanoke City, Salem and Roanoke County. Volunteers are urged to sign up now using an online registration system.
“The signature feature of the Rule of Law Project is bringing lawyers, judges and teachers together in classrooms to teach students at all levels about the rule of law and their obligation to protect it for future generations,” wrote the founders of the project in an op-ed essay this week.
Rule of Law Day in the Roanoke Valley is joint project of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association and the Roanoke Bar Association. The statewide project is managed by the Virginia Law Foundation and The Virginia Bar Association.