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Youth Law Fair

Youth Law Fair 2014

K2 and marijuana. Bullying. Racial Profiling. Each year, the Youth Law Fair offers a free educational daylong event that tackles the most current issues facing high school students while providing Washington D.C.-area teens hands-on experience with various aspects of the law. The event is free of charge and also includes a catered lunch, door prizes, and a raffle for the students. 

Inside the courtrooms, students are led by volunteer attorneys as they present fictionalized cases during mock trials, acting as defense attorneys, prosecutors, jurors, judges, or witnesses. D.C. Superior Court judges are also on hand to lead courtroom and holding cell tours, as well as offer an inside look at the judicial system and established laws in the community.  

In 2018, area students gathered at the D.C. Superior Court to examine and discuss the theme, “Rally vs. Riot: When Words Ignite!”  They were joined by attorneys, judges, educators, and community leaders during speak-out sessions aimed at starting a conversation about relevant, topical legal issues. 

This year we celebrate 20 years of the Youth Law Fair! It was established in 2000 to provide an opportunity for youth in the District of Columbia to have a positive "hands-on" experience with the legal community, local community organizations and leadership, as well as like-minded students from the DMV area. If you are interested in becoming a Community Sponsor, please contact us at Outreach@dcbar.org.


Please note: Registration will open in early 2019!

 

Call for writers - be a part of our team of  volunteer writers.

For questions, contact the D.C. Bar Communities Office at 202-626-3463 or outreach@dcbar.org.


Event Details:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
19th Annual Youth Law Fair
H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW