Hon William RobyState and national surveys frequently suggest that Americans in general know little about the operation of the American justice system, and they do not understand the basic principles underlying our constitutional institutions and structures.

With this in mind, in 2006 a major effort was galvanized to further law-related education in the State of Florida. The name of the effort is Justice Teaching, an initiative of then-Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis. The ultimate goal of this program is to pair a legal professional with every elementary, middle, and high school in the state of Florida.

The program aims to benefit students in the following ways: promote an understanding of Florida’s justice system and our laws, develop critical thinking abilities and problem solving skills, and demonstrate the effective interaction of our courts within the constitutional structure. Justice Teaching is governed by a Select Committee. Appointed by then-Chief Justice Lewis, the members of the Select Committee consist of judges from each of Florida’s five appellate districts and twenty judicial circuits.

In addition, the Select Committee membership includes representatives of The Florida Bar, the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, and the Florida Law Related Education Association. The District Courts of Appeal judge from each of the five districts serves as the lead contact for that region.
For information about Justice Teaching, please contact
Judge Roby at: 772-288-5560, robyw@circuit19.org or visit the website at:

We look forward to working/teaching with you!