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18th Annual Youth Law Fair Highlights

By Jeffery Leon

March 30, 2017

The D.C. Superior Court and the Litigation Community of the D.C. Bar hosted the 18th Annual Youth Law Fair on March 18, drawing more than 170 students to the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse to learn more about the law, take part in mock trials, and meet legal professionals. 

Discussions revolved around teens’ responsible use of social media under the theme “OMG, I Thought I Deleted This!” Here are the top five moments from this year’s Youth Law Fair.

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18th Annual Youth Law Fair

Students met with officers of the Metro Transit Police Department, who shared information about how to stay safe on the Metrorail or Metrobus. Other exhibitors at the event included the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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18th Annual Youth Law Fair

D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin and D.C. Bar President Annamaria Steward welcomed the attendees in their opening remarks.

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18th Annual Youth Law Fair

Attendees took the pledge to apply the information they learned at the event to their lives, and to also bring a friend to next year’s Youth Law Fair.

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18th Annual Youth Law Fair

Students prepared to argue their case with assistance from attorneys and judges. The fictional case touched on the dangers of sharing private information online.

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18th Annual Youth Law Fair

The event also included a raffle, with prizes such as gift cards, tutorial sessions, and even a laptop. D.C. Superior Court Judge Melvin Wright presented a prize to one of the attendees.