Host Dannielle Hutchinson welcomes back author Jessica Childress. The dynamic duo will discuss creative challenges, how to keep the child and joy in all of us at play, and give us a peek into Jessica’s next book, President Prudence: J.P. Leads the Country. Juris P. Prudence is an eleven-year-old lawyer who loves taking on fun cases for kids! Even though she loves being a lawyer, Juris has always dreamed of becoming the President of the United States of America!
Jessica is the Chief Executive Dreamer of Juris Prudence LLC, a children’s content company based on Jessica’s first children’s book, The Briefcase of 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. She is the managing attorney of the Childress Firm PLLC, a law firm based in Washington, D.C., focusing on employment law. Ms. Childress also is the Chief Executive Dreamer of Juris Prudence LLC, a children’s content company that produces educational products and services, teaching children about the law and leadership through fictional 11-year-old lawyer, Juris P. Prudence. Juris Prudence LLC is based on Ms. Childress’ first children’s book, The Briefcase of Juris P. Prudence, a fictional novel about an eleven-year-old lawyer who fights for children’s right to vote.
Ms. Childress is active in multiple civic organizations. She has served as the chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, on the Membership Committee of the National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and she currently serves as a member of the Legal Aid Justice Center Advisory Council. In 2016, Ms. Childress was invited to attend the White House’s United State of Women Summit, focusing on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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