The BHS Law Academy provides students with a rigorous academic program in conjunction with course work in law studies and criminal justice. Students receive innovative instruction, curriculum materials, and real world experience. A mock courtroom is set up to simulate a real courtroom to allow students to apply their knowledge and skills. The mentoring program was established by the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion and is spearheaded by Judge Frederick Mercurio. The purpose of the program is to assist in retaining students in the Law Academy program, and to provide students with a mentor who can be a shining example of quality lawyers and human beings giving back to the community.
Rees’ law practice focuses on land use, zoning, municipal law, and real estate. He brings many years of experience to his representation of developers, landowners, and others in rezoning cases, obtaining development approvals, and handling the myriad complex issues that arise in the development and use of real estate.