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Thursday, August 14, 2008


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LACBA Sponsors Annual Dialogues on Freedom Event


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Los Angeles County Bar Association is sponsoring its annual Dialogues on Freedom program on Sept. 11 at local high schools.

The program, started in 2002, sends volunteer teams of lawyers and judges to lead discussions on how the legal system and government can balance freedom and security in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

It is cosponsored by the Los Angeles Superior Court in cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District, and modeled after an ABA program established by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Last year, the organization said was a “banner year” for volunteers, with teams going to Belmont, Chatsworth, Dorsey, Eagle Rock, Fremont, Hollywood, Jefferson, Lincoln, Manual Arts, Monroe, North Hollywood, Roosevelt, University, Venice, and Wilson high schools. The schools which will participate this year will be announced at a later date.

The organization asked that those interested in volunteering email the organization at by next Friday. It will provide training to participants on Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, and an alternate training on Sept. 6 at Venice High School at 10 a.m.


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