West Virginia Judiciary

Have Gavel Will Travel

The goal of Have Gavel Will Travel is to have as many of our jurists as possible – active and retired justices, circuit judges, family court judges and magistrates – make regular appearances in West Virginia schools. Judicial officers will volunteer to participate in Read Aloud programs in elementary schools and join a new speaker's bureau to talk to elementary, middle and high school classes about the judicial system.

Class time is precious and many demands are put on teachers. The Court hopes these programs will enhance, not reduce, instructional time.

Speakers List

A Speakers List has been created by the Supreme Court Public Information Office. The list provides which judicial officers are willing to speak and provides their contact information. You can contact them directly of call Jennifer Bundy or April Harless to help with setting up a school visit.     

Related Links

Read Aloud Guidelines

West Virginia Judicial System Highlights

Featured Books

Doctor DeSoto

Finders Keepers

Pocket Constitutions

The State Law Library has pocket Constitutions available for students. For more information on how to get them, contact the State Law Librarian, Kaye Maerz (304) 558-2607 or Kaye.Maerz@courtswv.gov.

Contact Information

The Read Aloud program and speaker's bureau are coordinated by the Supreme Court's Public Information Office. Contact Jennifer Bundy (304-340-2305 or Jennifer.Bundy@courtswv.gov) or April Harless (304-340-2306 or April.Harless@courtswv.gov).