LACBA’s High School
LACBA's Diversity in the Profession Committee is excited to embark on another exciting year of our High School Mentoring Program.
Our meetings take place virtually VIA ZOOM THIS YEAR.
Schedule for the 2020-21 Academic Year!
UPCOMING: Friday, November 20, 2020, from 11:55 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Registration link and details coming soon.
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.
The next High School Mentoring meeting via Zoom is November 20, 2020, from 11:55 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. To volunteer as a mentor, please contact LACBA Senior Vice President 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.