Welcome to the summer 2014 edition of LRE News!
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Welcome to the 21st edition of LRE News—in its newest format! We hope this newsletter has become a useful tool for you. It was created to provide information on LRE news, programs and events for those involved with LRE programs. Suggestions and feedback are always welcome.

2014 Training Catalog
The 2014 Law Related Education Training Catalog was unveiled in February. Click here for the Training Catalog

national news
Celebrate Constitution Day 2014 – September 17
In celebration of our country's Constitution, the U.S. Department of Education has designated September 17 as annual Constitution Day! The day is intended to prompt any federally funded educational institution to conduct an event of its own design that celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution which occurred in 1787. Read More »

state news
Mock Trial Skills Workshop
The fourth Mock Trial Skills Workshop will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Columbia for students, teacher coaches and attorney coaches. This year’s workshop includes general sessions for all students (middle and high) and breakout sessions. Read More »

Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you with Mock Trial? The SC Bar LRE Division offers a Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers. This is a fabulous reference manual for coaches of all experience levels. Read More »

Mock Trial Competition Registration is now OPEN!
The SC Bar Law Related Education Division is proud to announce that Middle School and High School Mock Trial returns for yet another wonderful year, and we are excited to open the registration for competition! We invite public, private and home schools throughout the state to participate in the 2014-2015 Mock Trial Competition Season. Read More »

The 2014-15 Mock Trial Competition Handbook is Available!
The Mock Trial Competition Handbook contains the Rules of the Competition; the Modified Rules of Evidence; Forms and Supporting Information; and Additional Information for Teachers, Attorneys, Students and Parents. Read More »

We the People Competition Registration is now OPEN
The 2014-15 school year is starting, and with it the beginning of a new We the People season! The 2015 High School and Middle School State Competition is scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Columbia. Read More »

Law for Young Adults Resource Available
The Law for Young Adults Resource for students preparing to turn 18 is available. This is a fabulous resource with more than 30 topics relating to teenagers turning into adults. Read More »

Upcoming Events

Supreme Court   
Institute, June 15-19

Project Citizen
Training, July 8
Training, Sept. 24

We the People
Training, July 9
Training, Oct. 1

Street Law
Training, Oct. 15

July 24

Foundations of Democracy
Training, July 30

Middle School Mock Trial
Training, September 10
Webinars, Available 24/7

High School Mock Trial
Training, September 10
Webinars, Available 24/7

Law for Teachers
Webinars, Available 24/7

For more upcoming events, click here to visit our website.

LRE Staff

Cynthia H. Cothran
LRE Director
Oversees all programs

Marian Kirk
LRE Program Coordinator
Supports all programs and competitions

Donald Lanier
LRE Manager
Supports Community Works, Street Law, Foundations of Democracy, School Resource Officer Trainings and We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

LRE programs are made possible with the support of the South Carolina Bar Foundation's IOLTA grant and the South Carolina Bar.