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Judge: "Lawyers Should Go Back To School"

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According to an article at www.sunsentinal.com, the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court wants lawyers and judges to get themselves into public elementary, middle and high schools to talk about the law.

Apparently, a survey by the Florida Bar last year showed a real lack of understanding, among adults of the American legal system.

At first, they laughed:

Lewis said some people chuckled when he floated his idea of finding more than 2,500 judges and attorneys to teach students at every public school for free.

Note from Ben Glass:

This is a great idea and many states do have these types of programs, (sort of). They aren’t well publicized and usually there is no one pushing the program.

Lawyers interested in volunteering or learning more about the program can go to www.justiceteaching.org.