Associates Teach Constitutional Rights to CPS Students

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Associates Nora Flaherty, Andrew LeMar, Alex Marks and Steve Schuster volunteered at Chicago Public School’s Decatur Elementary School as part of Law Week, which is a collaboration between the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Society and the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s “Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom Program.” The program is designed to promote civic engagement and helps students understand the U.S. Constitution and the role of the court system to administer justice.

At Decatur Elementary, firm attorneys led an interactive lesson plan with two energetic sixth grade classes. Most importantly, they taught students what makes a “good law.”

“Lawyers in the Classroom is a fantastic program,” says associate Alex Marks. “To be able to educate children about the Constitution and our legal system, while also inspiring future legal minds, is incredibly rewarding. I take great pride in my participation.”

Over 650 attorneys currently volunteer in the program at 98 different schools in Illinois. For information, contact the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, or Alex Marks at amarks@burkelaw.com or 312/840-7022.

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