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2014 First Place Courtroom Artist Contest submission from Autumn Cole from Lewiston High School

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Students and their translator learning about the law in the New American Law Academy

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Children of New American Law Academy participants reading while their parents attend class

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2014 Idaho Mock Trial Champions, The Ambrose School from Meridian

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New American Law Academy participants learning attending a session on Children & Families and the Law

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ILF supports the right of people to live in a peaceful community. Our mission is to educate the public and provide legal services.

Democracy, civics and active participation in the community are not things with which we are born; they must be learned. This is why Law Related Education brings vital and engaging civic and law related education programs into schools and the community, teaching participants of all ages the values and skills essential to being a participating citizen in our communities.

Started in 1985 as a public service program of the Idaho Law Foundation, Idaho’s Law Related Education Program offer participants an avenue to:

Understand the law, court procedures, and our legal system;

Recognize the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and

Foster positive attitudes about law as the basis of an effective society.

A large body of research demonstrates the tangible benefits of civic learning programs such as Law Related Education. People who received high-quality civic learning are more likely than their counterparts to understand public issues, view political engagement as a means of addressing communal challenges, and participate in civic activities.

Our engaging and interactive program offerings include:

High School Mock Trial Competition: Participating teams from high schools all across Idaho prepare and present a hypothetical legal case in a simulated courtroom competition.

Turning 18 in Idaho: With information from this important publication, offered free of charge to all Idaho schools, young people better understand their rights and responsibilities as they reach the age of majority.

Citizens’ Law Academy: This free adult education program offers a glimpse into the law, our legal system, and the work of lawyers and judges and helps participants appreciate the laws affecting their daily lives.

We are reminded by the great diplomat and educator Edward Everett that education is a better safeguard of liberty than any standing army. With your donation, you are helping to safeguard the important civic ideals shared with Idaho students through Law Related Education.

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PO BOX 895
BOISE, ID 83701

(208) 334-4500



ILF supports the right of people to live in a peaceful community. Our mission is to educate the public and provide legal services.

EIN: 237439392

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