Dialogues on Freedom: Judges, Lawyers Needed to Discuss Freedom and Its Responsibilities with High School Students
Join LACBA’s Dialogues on Freedom to help lead a discussion in a local high school on October 19, 2011, focusing on the meaning of freedom balanced with security issues. The program, which began in the wake of September 11, takes place in October this year due to a later school calendar.
Since its inception in 2002, the annual program, produced in cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Superior Court, has become a day of remembrance and tribute, and an opportunity for members of the law community to impact local high school students in the broader community—future decision-makers in particular need of guided discussion regarding the importance of events since 2001.
By focusing on issues related to our legal system and government to which they can relate, volunteer teams of lawyers and judges will conduct dialogues throughout the day on October 19 in high school classes throughout Los Angeles County.
Last year, teams received assignments at the following schools: Belmont, Chatsworth, Dorsey, Eagle Rock, El Segundo, Esteban Torres, Jefferson, Lincoln, Mendez Learning Center, Monroe, Narbonne, North Hollywood, Roosevelt, University, Venice, Verdugo Hills, West Adams Prep, and Wilson, as well as several non-LAUSD campuses. Schools participating this year will be posted at www.lacba.org as the program date approaches.
Personal interaction with judges and lawyers can be the spark that ignites a young person’s interest in pursuing a legal career. By providing students exposure to legal professionals, the program contributes to the pipeline concept in schools that exemplify the diversity of Los Angeles.
Judges and lawyers who are interested in volunteering should e-mail the following information—name, firm/office name, firm/office address, office phone, cell phone, and e-mail address—to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the online form. Please volunteer by October 1 so that classroom and partner assignments can be provided at least one week prior to the day of dialogues.
In addition, volunteers who wish to participate in this year's dialogues need to attend one of the four training sessions listed below:
Questions about volunteering with Dialogues on Freedom may be directed to email@example.com.