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Norwell lawyer teams with Citizen Schools

Norwell lawyer teams with Citizen Schools

Every week, Norwell resident Michael Bevilacqua goes to work at the law firm WilmerHale, and spends time teaching middle school students from around Boston how to present a case to a judge.

“At the beginning, they don’t want to stand up in front of the class,” he said. “It’s amazing to see what they gain by the end of it. The shyest of them has enough confidence to stand up in front of the judge.”

8th Grade Academy on WGHB Greater Boston

8th Grade Academy on WGHB Greater Boston

WGBH News' Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) reports on an innovative program which gets involved with middle schoolers early in order to ensure they're ready for the challenges of high school.