The State Bar of Nevada’s Law Related Education (LRE) endeavor inspires young people to become involved in the law.
Through the law related programs offered by the State Bar of Nevada, K-12 students are introduced to the possibility of careers in law and public service. It is hoped that young people will be influenced by our programs to bring a spirit of service to the public arena. Read more about each of the bar’s LRE programs below!
High School Mock Trial Competition
The State Bar of Nevada coordinates the High School Mock Trial Competition. Teams of six to eight students take on the roles of lawyer and witnesses in a mock trial. Local attorneys and teachers coach the teams for the competition, held at district, state, and national levels.
Law Day, which recognizes historic accomplishments in the legal profession, occurs around May 1 every year. Annual Law Day programming is promoted by the ABA, and that association designates a new theme for each year’s events, with activities that vary from year to year. In Nevada, Law Day activities and events are promoted by the State Bar of Nevada, the Clark County School District and Washoe County School District. The Nevada Supreme Court has been awarded by the ABA for the success of Law Day Live activities. The bar’s Young Lawyers Section also hosts a poster and essay contest as part of Law Day.
Goldilocks: Trial of the Century
Presented by the Young Lawyers Section
of the state bar, Goldilocks – The Trial of the Century gives fourth graders an introduction to the legal system. Through this program, lawyers visit schools and offer a video presentation of a fictional trial to students along with an explanation of the various elements of a jury trial. At the end, students are asked to act as jury members and decide if Goldilocks is guilty or not guilty.
Downloadable Materials for Southern Nevada:
Downloadable Materials for Northern Nevada: