Recently, the Fairfax Law Foundation was one of five finalists, out of 24 total nominees, for ‘Outstanding Community Partner’ in the Fairfax County Public Schools’ 2016 Honors Awards, recognizing the greatest achievements in education.
The Fairfax Law Foundation has facilitated trips for FCPS students to the Fairfax County Courthouse for over 30 years. With budget cuts in 2008, the Law Foundation began providing the funding for bus transportation and substitute teacher pay so that every middle school in FCPS has an opportunity to schedule two field trips. While at the Courthouse, lawyers serve as tour guides, and students listen to and speak with judges in the Circuit Court and Juvenile and Delinquency Court. Students have the opportunity to pose questions to both the attorneys and the judges, and see the holding cells where defendants are kept awaiting their hearing or trial. The first-hand experience leaves a lasting impression on students as they experience the reality of the local judicial system.
We encourage members of the Fairfax Bar Association to continue supporting the Fairfax Law Foundation and its various programs through donations and participation in annual FLF events. Without you, this impact with our local community and youth would not be possible. Thank you for your support.