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Lawyers Honor Court Education Program in St. Louis

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A public education program housed in the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis has received the St. Louis Bar Foundation’s Spirit of Justice Award, for its excellence in teaching young audiences about the workings of the courts.

The Judicial Learning Center, established in 2006, educates youngsters on such topics as the role of an impartial judiciary and the differences between state and federal courts. Students can learn through field trips and online resources at the Center's website.

Both the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eastern District of Missouri, which are housed in the Eagleton Courthouse, contribute to and support the educational mission of the Judicial Learning Center. Local lawyers also fund the program, including underwriting bus transportation for cash-strapped school systems.

A St. Louis Bar Foundation news release includes a video interview with Catherine D. Perry, chief judge of the Eastern District of Missouri.

To learn more, you can also visit the Judicial Learning Center’s website, or watch this U.S. Courts video about the program. The Eastern District of Missouri website also has a page dedicated to the learning center.

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