New Virtual Tour of Justice Building in Little Rock Released
Viewers have access to the Arkansas Supreme Court’s conference room, the courtroom, and can even get a view from the bench
The Arkansas Supreme Court invites teachers, students, and other members of the public on a virtual tour of the Justice Building in Little Rock. The Court’s Public Education Program created the video tour to keep its tour program active during the pandemic, since in-person tours are currently suspended.
“After watching the virtual tour, teachers will also have the option of scheduling a virtual Q-and-A with a justice or other judge to talk more about Arkansas’s judicial branch of government,” said Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp.
In addition to discussing the history of the building, topics covered in the film include:
-The difference between state and federal courts
-The process for deciding a Supreme Court case
-The duties of an Arkansas Supreme Court justice
To inquire about a virtual Q-and-A with a justice or other judge, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Public Education Program
The Arkansas Judicial Branch partners with teachers, community groups, and others to foster public understanding of the court system’s role in our government. According to the 2019 civics knowledge survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only 2 in 5 Americans can name all three branches of government. More than a third can not name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
The Court’s Public Education Program aims to create an informed and engaged citizenry. It works to give the public an understanding of how the court system functions and how it relates to the other branches of government.