Students from Willis Junior High School, Chandler, Ariz., at The Courthouse Experience in Phoenix

Some great news came our way from the Superior Court in Maricopa County. I had heard before about the Courtroom Experience. Here is a news story about its rollout this past week:

Court Program Reaches Out to Students

Through a program called Courthouse Experience, groups of volunteer attorneys have been teaching students about Arizona law and courtroom procedures.

Since the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, attorneys have guided 1,572 students in-and-out of courtrooms at Superior Court.

“Courthouse Experience is reaching out to a large number of students. I’m very grateful for all of the time and effort our volunteers are putting into the program,” said Maricopa County Superior Court Community Outreach Director Patricia Seguin. “We are hoping to expand the program, and we are continually looking for more volunteer attorneys.”

Currently, there are 163 volunteer attorneys in the program.

Congratulations to all the lawyers who volunteer their time, this year and in the past.

Here are more photos from the event.

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