A Philadelphia lawyer in your classroom?

The Philadelphia Bar Association will partner with the Philadelphia School District in the fall to lead students in discussions about ethics and the justice system. And who better to run the class than a Philadelphia lawyer, who according to Webster's New World Dictionary, is "a clever, shrewd, or tricky lawyer, esp. one skilled in taking advantage of legal technicalities."

Well, hell, all our kids could use a little instruction on that end, couldn't they? The volunteers will include judges, also, and lawyer/City Councilman Bill Green suggested that non-lawyers get involved also. "God knows we've got enough lawyers in Philadelphia," he said.  

Cassandra Jones, the district's Chief Academic Officer, seems excited about the program, as a way to help teach students values and conflict resolution.

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