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Lee County high school students experience Third Annual Law Day

Local high school students recently discovered the various facets of the Lee County legal system during the Third Annual Law Day, presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Lee County Bar Association. Law Day 2016 escorted 50 upper class, high school students from six different area schools on a free tour of the Lee County Courthouse, where students observed the justice system in motion, met with legal professionals and obtained an inside look into law-related careers.

The day began with a presentation by the Clerk of Courts and a tour of the Clerk’s office, followed by a tour of the jail and concluding with the opportunity to observe the jury selection process. The event introduced students to various career paths and processes within the legal system, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Lee County Courthouse system and the multitude of professional opportunities available for those who are interested. Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to speak with well-known legal professionals Christina Harris Schwinn of Pavese Law Firm and Cape Coral attorney, Renee Binns, who contributed greatly to making this day special for participating students.

“We are so pleased to have another wonderful turnout for our annual Law Day, and we are grateful for the members of the business and legal community who joined us in making this day a huge success,” said Angela Fisher, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “Learning about the field of law in a professional environment gives students the occasion to truly experience this industry and solidify their interest in this career path, and we look forward to continually offering this opportunity to students in the future.”

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA):

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA of Southwest Florida programs are delivered to students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.JA.org for more information. For more information about JA of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

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