The State Bar, which is the mandatory organization to which all WV lawyers must belong, maintains a list of lawyers willing to go into our public schools and make presentations to the students regarding legal topics. There is a listing of lawyers by county and whether they will go into elementary, middle or high schools in their county. Visit the State Bar’s website (http://www.wvbar.org) on the toolbar, select “For the Public”, then click on the third item on the list “Lawyers Helping Students Search”. The counties are listed alphabetically—click on the county and lawyers’ names will appear with their contact information and which level of schools they agree to attend. Then, contact can be made with a lawyer and a date and time set for the lawyer to interact with the students.
The Supreme Court schedule judges to visit classrooms, as well as provide online videos which can be utilized by both students and teachers. Visit the Supreme Court’s website (http://www.courtswv.gov) then select “Public Resources” on the toolbar and then click on “Student Resources”. There are five separate programs listed under “Student Resources,” including “Have Gavel Will Travel.”
To schedule a visit with Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins, contact Supreme Court Public Information Officer Jennifer Bundy at Jennifer.email@example.com.