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Rule of Law comes to life in Henrico

Henrico Rule of Law Group photoHenrico County high school students this month received a close up look at how the Rule of Law applies to everyday situations.

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cleo E. Powell and other speakers addressed students at Godwin High School in an Oct. 10 program sponsored by the Henrico County Bar Association.

In small group sessions, law enforcement officials interacted with volunteer lawyers and students to show how the law affects the lives of young people.

The sessions let students see the “face” of government, said Michael J. Hasley, the secondary social studies specialist at Godwin.

“Rule of Law allows students to meet real people in our government and lets them see how they are a part of our daily civic discourse,” Hasley said.

Event moderator Tony H. Pham said he hopes more Henrico County schools will open their doors for the Rule of Law program.

In the Roanoke Valley, Rule of Law volunteer lawyers and judges will be speaking to 80 middle school classes in 12 schools Oct. 22-24.

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