2021-22 LCLCE Officers Sworn In
On left, Judge Shayna Beevers Morvant is sworn in as 2021-22 president of the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education. Administering the oath was Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer. On right, LCLCE officers were sworn in. From left, Chief Justice Weimer, Scott Sternberg, Loretta Larsen and Judge Randall "Randy" Bethancourt. The ceremony was held at the LCLCE reception at the LSBA Annual Meeting and Joint LJC/LSBA Summer School in Sandestin. Photos by Matthew Hinton Photography.
LCLCE Upcoming Events
Justice Catherine D. Kimball Summer Institute
July 28 - 30, 2021
Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse
400 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
Constitution Day - Judges in the Classroom
September 17, 2021
LCLCE Exhibit at Louisiana School Boards Association Annual Conference
March 7-9, 2021
LCLCE Exhibit at Louisiana State Bar Association/Louisiana Judicial College Summer School
June 8-10, 2021
CLE - Give Back to Your Community: Training the Trainers in Civic and Law Related Education
LSBA/LDJ Joint Summer School
June 9, 2021, 8 am - 12:30 pm
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, FL
(offers regular and professionalism CLE)
Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting
June 10, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, FL
(non-ticketed event - all annual meeting and summer school attendees are welcome)
Who Are We?
The Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates, implements and develops Law and Civic Education programs, trains others in the delivery of Law and Civic Education and assists with the delivery of quality Law and Civic Education programs throughout the State of Louisiana. It is the public education arm of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
LCLCE programs are nationally recognized and conform to the State of Louisiana's Social Studies Content Standards. LCLCE lesson plans and programs are interactive and self-motivating. The LCLCE makes Law and Civic Education come alive in the classroom.
Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education was presented with the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civic Education at the Conference of Chief Justice/Conference of State Court Administrators Annual Conference in St. Louis.
Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education
Calendar of Civics Education Events
LCLCE Board member Judge C. Wendell Manning, center, with the Court Administrator and President of the Conference of State Court Administrators and vice-chair of the NCSC Board of Directors.
The LCLCE is a member of the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education enacted into law by the Louisiana Legislature in 2003.The Commission was created to educate students in the community and schools on the importance of citizen involvement in a representative democracy and to promote communication and collaboration among organizations in the state that conduct civic education programs.
Why is Civic Education Important?
Studies show that:
Who Supports Our Work?
The LCLCE partners with several entities, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana District Judges Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, as well as various private and public grants. The LCLCE also partners with schools, state and federal courts and law enforcement agencies.
What is Law & Civic Education?
It is instruction that teaches about legal rights, responsibilities, and the role of the responsible citizen - the fourth "R"- and has students practice application of that teaching to potential real - life situations. It is essentially a critical thinking, problem-solving approach to education built around the civic content of rules, laws, and the legal system. Law and Civic Education provides an opportunity for students to foster bonds with representatives of the legal system and the overall community.
If Liberty and Equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will only be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. Aristotle
LCLCE programs are made possible by private donations received from members of the Louisiana legal community, and through the support of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana District Judges Association,
and the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education, 601 St. Charles Avenue, 4th Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel: (504) 619.0134 Fax: (504) 528-9154 Toll free: (800) 421.5722 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org