Over 150 Students Participated in Youth Law Day 2019
August 5, 2019
Capital City Lawyers Association (CCLA) held its 6th Annual Youth Law Day on Saturday, August 3rd. Over 150 middle and high school students participated in the event, where they were able to interact and ask questions of minority attorneys, judges, and law enforcement officers. This was accomplished through discussion panels, a mock trial, and an in-depth tour of the Wake County jail.
Youth Law Day prides itself on providing students an opportunity to learn about the legal profession and justice system by exposing them to the different roles of those who work in the courthouse and courtroom. Since its inception, over 900 students have visited the Wake County Courthouse to take part of this summer event. As it continues to grow, the event attracts volunteer participation by several local officials, including Assistant District Attorneys, Police Chiefs, the elected Sheriff and North Carolina Supreme Court Justices.
The goal of Youth Law Day is to develop a discourse among the students and volunteers in hopes of fostering positive interactions with members of the legal community while introducing the idea of potential careers in its various fields.
Thank you to all of the participants, volunteers, and parents. If you would like to view photos from Youth Law Day 2019, click here.