The symposium will provide an analysis of the NBA’s publication “How the Law Treats You Differently When You Turn 18.” The publication is the first installment of the NBA’s “Lifting as We Climb” series and is designed to inform young people about their rights and responsibilities once they reach the age of 18. The publication, which will be distributed at the symposium, provides a brief summary on topics such as civic responsibilities (i.e. voting, jury duty), contracts (i.e. credit, purchasing automobiles, renting apartments, etc.), and criminal responsibility. The American Bar Association’s Civics and Law Academy will build upon lessons from the NBA’s publication and focus on current legal issues by engaging the students in mini and mock trials to assist them in defining justice.
The symposium will provide a “one-of-a-kind” and unique networking opportunity for your students to interact with attorneys, judges and politicians.
The NBA is a non-profit organization founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominately African American lawyers and judges. The NBA has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and affiliations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean. It represents a professional network of over 40,000 lawyers, judges, educators and law students.
To RSVP or for more information regarding transportation to the event, please contact Altheria Merricks at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, April 4, 2011.
Pick-up locations: – Berkeley City Hall, Oakland City Hall and San Francisco City Hall.
“Lifting as We Climb--Ensuring Justice & Equality”
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