Kids understand there are rules, right? I'd go from there. Explain lawyers do two things:
1) when an adult is confused about what is okay to do by the rules, they can turn to a lawyer for help
2) when someone accuses someone else of breaking the rules, they each get lawyers to help them figure out what to do about it. And if they can't figure it out themselves, the judge figures it out for them.
I'd use examples they can relate to. Maybe talk to the teacher ahead of time for ideas of which classroom rules or situations would be good examples to bring up.
at 10:08 PM on May. 15, 2011