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Spread the word about our government’s third branch

You’ve seen the startling statistics before. According to a survey by the American Bar Association, when asked barely half of respondents struggle to identify our three branches of government, or correctly identify the core functions of the judicial branch.

The Ohio State Bar Association has produced a new video titled “Going to Court.” The story follows an animated character who explores the third branch of government and some of the differences between the state and federal court systems. The video is available on the OSBA YouTube channel, and I hope you’ll consider sharing the video, especially with students in grades 5-12. Here are some ways you can do that:

  • Use the video as part of a speaking engagement at your local school;
  • Post a link to the video on your law firm’s website; and/or
  • Share the video link on your social media network, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

As lawyers and judges trained in the law, we are uniquely qualified to educate the public about our court system. I urge you to use the video to spread the word about our vital third branch of government.

Judge Patrick F. Fischer
OSBA President

Funding for the video provided by the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

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