More than 100 lawyers in the Kansas City area next month will participate in an upcoming attempt to educate the public on the role of the legal system.
The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association from April 11-15 is celebrating “The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo,” the focus of Law Week 2011.
Law Week is the bar’s annual public service project, traditionally involving a telethon with Kansas City’s Fox 4-WDAF news station and other events.
The bar announced the celebration schedule this week.
Local attorneys during the “Ask-A-Lawyer Telethon,” scheduled for April 11-14, will answer legal questions from callers. The telethon will run in the evenings, from 5 to 7 and 8 to 10.
Also this year, volunteer attorneys will put on the mock criminal trial of “Gold E. Locks” to groups of local elementary school students. The students will act as jurors and decide the fate of Locks, who faces trespassing and property damage charges (State v. Locks). Time and other details of this event are pending.
The bar will end the week’s celebration with a naturalization ceremony at the federal Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse, set for 1 p.m. April 16.