As the ABOTA national board member for the Southeast Georgia ABOTA Chapter, Gene Brooks attended the national board meeting in Lake Tahoe, California. At this meeting, ABOTA committees met and discussed its civic educational initiatives being conducted around the country. A national Teachers Law School has been conducted in Philadelphia in which 45 educators from 28 states attended. Judges and lawyers presented a program to the attending educators. The feedback from the educators was positive and so individual chapters around will attempt to replicate his program around the country for a broader audience of educators and students.