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Where do Lawyers Get Their Start?

O’Brien & Levine’s Deb Curran was inspired during “jury duty” as middle school-age “trial lawyers” argued the case of a pedestrian vs. a construction company.

“They were amazing. Incredible composure and confidence,” she recalled.

The 6th, 7th and 8th graders took a side and took a stand in the mock trial program through Discovering Justice. Did the construction company follow safety regulations? Did the pedestrian ignore signage and instructions before stumbling into a manhole?

Through research, preparation and practice with mentors from Boston firms, they made their case before a robed judge and the jury pool—from opening statements to closing arguments.

Sure, you can learn about civics from a textbook. But really, is there a better way to introduce students from Boston-area schools to the intricacies of our justice system than through real-world experience like Discovering Justice?

O’Brien & Levine president Kenny Zais doesn’t think so. Continuing a tradition of supporting the community and giving back, O’Brien & Levine is again a sponsor of Discovering Justice’s Annual Benefit. It’s at the Moakley U.S. Courthouse on April 13, 2016, starting at 6:00 p.m. The theme: A Celebration of Civic Education.

Surely worth celebrating.

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