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WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS: Civics Education Program Gets New Name: Have Gavel, Will Travel

By Press release submission | Sep 9, 2019


West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued the following announcement on Sept. 6.

The Supreme Court is relaunching its civics education program with a new name in time for Constitution Day on Sept. 17. Robes to Schools, begun in 2007, will now be called Have Gavel, Will Travel. “The Robes to Schools program has been very successful. Supreme Court Justices, Circuit Judges, Family Court Judges and Magistrates have made hundreds of visits to schools in West Virginia,” said Chief Justice Beth Walker. “The new name takes into account that magistrates don’t wear robes and that judges who visit schools don’t always take their robes. “We also have updated the Speaker’s Bureau on our website (http://www.courtswv.gov/public-resources/student-resources/SpeakersList9_2019.pdf) so that any educator who wants to have a judicial officer come to speak to a class can easily reach one. If someone in their area is not listed on the Speaker’s Bureau, educators can call our Public Information Office to arrange a visit,” Chief Justice Walker said. “Judicial officers love visiting with students and talking about our jobs and the court system,” Chief Justice Walker said.

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