A kids' fairy tale becomes a lesson in the legal system

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2022 mock trial participants Thursday.
2022 mock trial participants Thursday.

A mock trial aimed at helping young students understand the workings of the legal system put a spin on a familiar tale, with Goldilocks and the eponymous three bears facing off in a courtroom. Creative Arts Network organized the event, with local attorneys playing all the characters from the classic story, complete with costumes and hammed up acting. Find out how kids – and adults – learned about the legal system right here.

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