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VBA backs Rule of Law education plan

paceThe Virginia Bar Association Foundation plans to recruit volunteer lawyers around Virginia in a program to make sure middle school students understand the importance of the rule of law in American society.

VBA President Mike Pace (left) described the program last week to members of the Lynchburg Bar Association.  Lawyers would work with teachers to present a one-time class for 7th and 8th grade civics students in public and private schools across Virginia.

“Lawyers love to teach, and lawyers will get a better image in the public due to this program,” Pace said.

A pilot program will launch in February in the public schools of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem.  The plan is funded with a $50,000 grant from the VBA Foundation.

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