700 Phoenix Prep Academy Students Learn About the U.S. Bill Of Rights From Jennings Strouss Lawyers

12.5.07

Nine attorneys from Jennings, Strouss & Salmon will give more than 700 students at Phoenix Prep Academy first-hand experience about the importance of the U.S. Bill of Rights and its relevance during a series of presentations in the school auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The attorneys will bring insight into the first ten amendments of the Constitution through PowerPoint presentations to six different groups of students beginning at 7:45 a.m. and running through 2:30 p.m.

Jennings Strouss attorneys approached Phoenix Prep Academy administrators about the program for inner-city students near the law firm's main office.

"At a time when democracy is being both hailed and assailed around the world, we felt it was vital for these students to know just how meaningful and important the Bill of Rights is and has been for more than two hundred years," said John C. West, Managing Attorney. "Those who framed the Constitution showed remarkable foresight in their judgment and thinking. For it to continue to be so relevant shows how valuable a document it is."

Lawyers Bradley J. Stevens, Monique D. Young, Bradley V. Martorana, Todd M. Adkins, Eric D. Gere, Peter T. Donovan, Matthew J. Mansfield, Jimmie W. Pursell and Michael R. Palumbo will lead the six, one-hour presentations to social studies classes in an assembly format. Additional support and planning was done by attorneys Julie A. LaFave, Ronald D. Roach, Paul G. Johnson, Janet B. Hutchison and William R. Herrera.

Presentation schedule is as follows. The media is invited to attend:

1st Group: 7:45 - 8:45am
2nd Group: 8:55 - 9:47am
3rd Group: 9:55 - 10:49am
4th Group: 10:58 - 11:51am
5th Group: 12:30 - 1:23pm
6th Group: 1:30 - 2:30pm

The United States Bill of Rights limits the powers of the federal government and protect the rights of all citizens, residents and visitors on United States territory. Among the rights guaranteed are: freedoms of speech, press, and religion; the right to keep and bear arms; freedom of assembly; freedom to petition; and the rights to be free of unreasonable search and seizure; cruel and unusual punishment; and compelled self-incrimination.

Jennings Strouss is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, has provided legal counsel for more than 65 years through offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale and at Arrowhead, Arizona and in Washington, DC. The firm's primary industries of practice include energy, health care, real estate and technology. If you would like to attend, please contact Kristen Campbell at 602.495.2806 or kcampbell@jsslaw.com.