• Florida Lawyers and Judges Receive Sandra Day O’Conner Award for the Advancement of Civics in Education. 
  • February 4, 2014
  • Law Firm: Murphy Weldon Ellis PLLC - Jacksonville Office
  • Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis and Annette Boyd Pitts, executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association, have won the National Center for State Court’s Sandra Day O’Conner Award for the Advancement of Civics in Education.  This recognition is founded upon the development of the Florida Justice Teaching Program. 

    The Florida Justice Teaching Program was developed in 2006 and has led to the training of more than 4,000 lawyers and judges for delivering civics lessons to Florida middle and high school students. 

    Murphy, Ellis & Weldon, PLLC is proud to have served within this program by introducing Florida Justice Teaching to Hendricks Day School in Jacksonville, Florida.  After introducing the program to the school’s administration and staff, a lawyer from Murphy, Weldon & Ellis, PLLC delivered power point presentations explaining constitutional rights to a number of seventh grade classes.  The presentation is highly interactive and causes students to ask questions which develop a better understanding of the U.S. and Florida Constitutions.       

    It has been a valuable experience for the firm which will expand to more schools in the years to come.  For more information about the Sandra Day O’Conner Award for the Advancement of Civics in Education and the Florida Justice Teaching Program see the following link to the February 1, 2014 edition to the Florida Bar News.

    http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/jnnews01.nsf/8c9f13012b96736985256aa900624829/6ff109b0b072f56185257c6700484d94!OpenDocument