Lawyer for a Day

This program, held during Law Week, brings together high school students with attorneys. Attorneys from all areas of the practice of law, including large firms, solo practitioners, in-house counsel, prosecutors, public defenders, civil trial attorneys, family lawyers, as well as attorneys in non-traditional jobs, are paired with students to enable the students to see what it is like to be a lawyer. The students are paired off to spend the morning with the individual attorneys. The experiences of the students include attendance at civil and criminal trials in Federal and State Court, tours of courtrooms and facilities, attendance at criminal hearings and family matters, observation of adoption proceedings, and tours of large firms and corporate legal  departments. The students then enjoy a luncheon where they are able to describe and compare their experiences in an open forum and hear from a well-known keynote speaker.

2012 Event

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteer attorneys, law students and judges pair with high school students and take them into the courts to learn more about the process of the judicial system as well as the role lawyers, judges, and juries play in our community. Several city courtrooms will be open to allow the participants to observe proceedings.

This program starts at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4 at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, and all participants are invited back at noon for a concluding lunch, which includes a keynote speech by a guest speaker.

Interested volunteers please contact Andrew Montroy or Shabrei Parker.