Earlier this month, attorney Kenneth M. Poole, Jr., participated in Sarasota County Lakeview Elementary’s annual Law Week, which included a mock trial in the case of Goldilocks v. the Three Bears.
Law Week 2014 marked the third year Poole has taken part in the program. “It’s a great opportunity for students to interact with an attorney to understand how court works, separate from what others have said or what they see on TV,” Poole says.
Each year, the school crafts a mock trial script for its fifth-grade students to read. Participating attorneys then discuss how the mock trial might compare to a real trial. The students are also encouraged to ask the attorneys about their work and the legal field and are given presents purchased by the Sarasota County Bar Association.