Bar News - February 9, 2007
Attorneys to the Rescue!
By: Patty Wooster, Law-Related Education Coordinator
Did you know that along with the other things attorneys do, they often become heroes to our children? It’s true. Here are just two examples.
When Nashua High School South student Matt Jones needed to job-shadow in a career he hopes to enter some day. Attorney Mark Stevens of Salem stepped up to the plate.
Matt spent most of a day with Stevens, who asked him right up front, “Why do you want to become an attorney?” That started Matt thinking and he decided to “interview” Stevens, who answered all his questions very thoroughly. Matt said he learned that day what it takes to become a lawyer and that the requirements are always growing more stringent. He said he had a great time with Stevens and learned a lot about the law.
In late December, teacher Alberta Emery from Bethel Christian School called the LRE department. She needed an attorney to discuss court procedures with her class. Even though it was on very short notice, Attorney Dawn Worsley generously gave time to the class. Emery said that Worsley spoke to the class about trial procedures and gave examples of situations and cases she had had experience with. The students left that day understanding a lot more about the way the courts work. Having Worsley talk to the students gave them the kind of experience that just watching a video or reading about a trial would not have done.
These may seem to be rather ordinary events, but they mean a lot to the students who benefit by them. There are lots of “heroes” out there, and LRE can’t begin to thank you all for the time and effort you dedicate to New Hampshire’s youth.