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Author: Jessica Childress

Jessica Childress Jessica Childress is the Managing Attorney of the Childress Firm PLLC in Washington, D.C. and the author of The Briefcase of Juris P. Prudence, a children’s book about the legal adventures of 11-year-old lawyer, Juris P. Prudence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. In 2015, she was honored with the National Bar Association’s 40 under 40 Best Advocates Award. Jessica hopes that The Briefcase of Juris P. Prudence will expose more children to the legal profession and encourage their interest in a future career in law.

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Juris P. Prudence

Juris P. Prudence's assignment – thanking a mentor!

April 17, 2017

Hi! Juris Prudence here!  How’s your New Year going?  I hope you did well on your final exams and had a nice holiday break.   My New Year is going really well.  Sofie, Izzie, Maddy, and I spent the holidays celebrating our big victory from last year – winning the legal

A message from Juris P. Prudence: Writing your story with your legal career

A message from Juris P. Prudence: Writing your story with your legal career

November 24, 2015

For National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo), Before the Bar is spotlighting some of our lawyer-authors. In today's installment, Jessica Childress, an associate at a large international law firm in Washington, D.C., brings us a message from Juris P. Prudence, an 11-year-old lawyer and the protagonist of a children’s book