February 7, 2014

AGs Take Time Out for "We the People"

Nearly 150 students from six high schools participated in the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” state competition, sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. A good number of the volunteer judges came from the Attorney General’s Office.

Shown here: Eric Tarbox, Senior AAG Workers Comp; Jon Khouri, AAG Labor; Robert Moorman, AAG Environmental; Nathan Smith, AAG Health Care Fraud; Mike Hendershot, Assistant Chief, Appeals; John Cayton, AAG Environmental (Toledo); Sherry Maxfield, Chief Counsel, Admin.; Pamela Vest Boratyn, General Counsel, Admin.; Christina Frass, CFO. Also, James Cochran, Principal AAG Employment Law, participated but missed the group photo.

The competition has been held since 1984, reported Lisa Eschleman, OCRLE executive director. She said that students learn from the experience how to think critically, to research in depth, to think on their feel and respond without being prompted – skills to carry with them the rest of their life. This year’s state champion, Findlay High School, will represent the Buckeye State at the finals to be held this April in Washington D.C.