Youth Law Fair

Youth Law Fair 2014

Racial profiling. Sexting. Bullying. Drugs and alcohol. Each year the Youth Law Fair offers a free educational event to tackle the most current issues of the day while providing Washington D.C.-area high school students hands-on experience with various aspects of the law.

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 to offer an inside look at the judicial system and established laws in the community.

In 2017, the 18th annual Youth Law Fair occurred on Saturday, March 18 and hundreds of teens gathered at the D.C. Superior Court to examine and discuss the theme, "OMG! I Thought I Deleted This!" Attendees learned how social media profiles, pictures, and posts never really go away. They were joined by attorneys, judges, educators, and community leaders during speak-out sessions aimed at starting a conversation about relevant, topical legal issues. 

Please note: Pre-registration is now closed, on-site registration will be available on a space-available basis


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

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