The California Lawyers Foundation has launched a comic book, “What Do Lawyers and Judges Do” to engage students at an early age about the role of the justice system in our society.
The comic book arrives in time for Law Day on May 1, whose theme this year is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.”
The foundation, which is the charitable arm of the California Lawyers Association, licensed the content from a coloring book developed by the Missouri Bar and hired a professional illustrator, Vince Alvendia, to bring the project to life, said CLA Associate Executive Director of External Relations and Initiatives Ellen Miller.
The foundation is also finalizing updates to a brochure aimed at preparing young adults for the legal rights and obligations they receive upon turning 18.
CLA’s Civics Engagement and Outreach Committee, which engages volunteer attorneys to support K-12 classrooms across the state, will use the educational materials in its outreach.
“We hope the comic book and other assets we’re creating grab students’ attention at an early age and allow them to consider a future career in the legal profession,” Miller said.