LACBA’s High School
LACBA's High School Mentoring Program
with the Wilson Magnet High School Law Academy
Receives the DIVERSITY CHAMPION AWARD from
California LAW (Leadership Access Workforce) Pathways
Ann I. Park,
Our program receives this award in 2021 "based on its 10-year history of an extraordinary mentoring program under the leadership of Ann Park
, who brings amazing speakers, lawyers, and judges to work directly with the students, and a committed and hard-working teaching team consistently focused on student success for the past decade under the leadership of LAW Pathway coordinator/teacher Quetzal Roura, " said Ruthe Ashley, Executive Director Emeritus of California LAW Pathways
"California LAW Pathways honors them as High School Law Academy Diversity Champions." The award was given on February 19, 2021.
LACBA's Diversity in the Profession Section
is excited to embark on another exciting year of our High School Mentoring Program.
Our meetings take place virtually VIA ZOOM THIS YEAR.
If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor or speaker, please email Vice Chair Ann I. Park. We would love to have you join us online as a mentor!
On October 23, 2020, the Los Angeles County Bar Association held the first virtual meeting of its High School Mentoring Program via Zoom with high school students from Woodrow Wilson High School in East Los Angeles. Forty-three students in the Wilson H.S. Law Magnet Program and 37 mentors participated in the event. The speakers included former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno and Los Angeles Superior Court Judges David Cunningham and Shelly Torrealba. The mentors included numerous Los Angeles Superior Court Judges, LACBA members, and United States attorneys from around the country. The Mentoring Program, founded in 2007, is a pipeline program that brings lawyers and judges together with diverse high school students, to provide advice and support for the students in applying to college and to encourage them to pursue careers in the law.
To volunteer as a mentor, please contact LACBA President-Elect Ann Park at email@example.com.
LACBA High School Mentoring Program: February 2020
LACBA'S High School Mentoring Program held a live event at Wilson High School in Los Angeles.
United States Federal District Court Judge Jesus Bernal (a graduate of Wilson High School)
Former State Bar Governor James Aguirre (also a graduate of Wilson) and
Ana Graciela Najera Mendoza, an attorney with the ACLU of Southern California.
Thank you to the 25 lawyers and judges who attended as mentors.
To see more pictures, click here.