Virginia Lawyers Teach Students About Every Citizen's Legal Rights
Under the "Rule of Law Day" program sponsored by attorneys and judges, local school leaders all over Virginia have invited lawyers and judges into public middle schools for a one-hour class. The lawyers will teach students about their rights which are the cornerstone of democracy. Included in these rights is your right to be a plaintiff in a civil suit when you are the victim of another's negligence without fair compensation. Learning about your rights when you are a victim prevents insurance companies from trying to take these Constitutional rights away when you have been hurt.
A February 18, 2009, test project in the Roanoke Valley had some 60 lawyers and judges in 122 classrooms.
The event is funded by the Virginia Law Foundation and the Virginia Holocaust Museum.