left: Tolles Career and Technical Center teacher Joe Cahill and
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
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Ohio Government in Action
February 13, 2017
Teachers from around the state convened in the state capital on Feb.
8-9 to take part in a two-day conference for an inside view of Ohio’s
three branches of government.
Ohio Government in Action, a program of the Ohio Center for Law-Related
Education (OCLRE), provides teachers the opportunity to meet with
leaders and learn about Ohio’s judicial, legislative, and executive
branches and to share ideas and develop lessons to help their students
better understand state government.
Among the highlights, participants observed oral arguments before the
Ohio Supreme Court; had lunch with the Justices, which included remarks
by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor; took part in special tours of the
Court and the Ohio Statehouse; met with members of the Ohio General
Assembly; and observed the swearing-in ceremony of Justice R. Patrick
OCLRE is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to
improve society by developing citizens empowered with an understanding
of our democratic system. OCLRE is sponsored by the Supreme Court, the
Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation. OCLRE programs are
funded, in part, by a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. For
more information, go to www.oclre.org.