Maryland judges, attorneys, and other justice officials will help students learn about law and society during the Civics and Law Academy in Carroll County on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at North Carroll High School. During the session, approximately 100 students from Carroll County Career and Technology Center, Manchester Valley High School, and North Carroll High School will meet with judges and other legal professionals to discuss juvenile rights, criminal law, free speech, and law in the technology age. 
      
The Civics and Law Academy is designed to help high school students gain a better understanding of the law, how our government works, and the roles of citizens in a democracy.  Academy sessions are held during the school year at various locations in Maryland.
      
Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera will be the plenary speaker for the event. District Judge Pamila J. Brown, Howard County District Court, who heads the Civics and Law Academy effort for the Judiciary, will also speak to students.
      
The Academy is a partnership of the Maryland Judiciary, Maryland State Bar Association, Citizenship and Law-Related Education Program (CLREP), and, for the December session, the Carroll County Bar Association and Carroll County Public Schools.

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