Discovering Justice prepares young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms. Volunteers work with students in 3 ways:
K-8 mock trials field trip -- Work with elementary school "student lawyers" to help them craft opening statements, witness questions, and closing arguments they will deliver during the trial. Time commitment: one hour. Training is provided; you don't need to be a lawyer.
Mock appeals field trip -- Review the Bill of Rights with student participants, preside over student arguments (as the mock Supreme Court) and ask students questions to help clarify their thinking. Time commitment: 90 minutes. Must be a lawyer or law student.
Moakley Courthouse docent -- Teaching the public about the court system as well as the history, art, architecture of the beautiful Moakley Courthouse. Time commitment: one hour. Training is provided; you don't need to be a lawyer.