The 2017 Youth Law Fair took place Saturday, March 18 at the Moultrie Courthouse. Nearly 200 students gathered to discuss and debate issues surrounding this year's theme is "OMG, I thought I deleted this!" where they focused on social media profiles, pictures, information permanence and the ever increasing digital footprint on social media.
Attorneys coached students through mock trial exercises as they played the roles of defense and prosecuting attorneys, jurors and witnesses. One student spoke of how excited she was to play the role of the prosecutor, stating 'it was really cool to feel like you were bringing justice to someone's life.'
Chief Judge Robert Morin gave opening remarks about importance of events like Youth Law fair because of the pertinent exposure they provide for young people. DC Bar president, Annamaria Steward greeted students with excitement, speaking on the importance of staying on top of social media knowledge given the many ways it's being used today.
Hope to see everyone next year!