Youth Law Conference

Teach teens about the legal process with topics that are important to them


"Liked learning about different law related professions.” ​– Clarkston High School student

"The decisions I make today affect me tomorrow.” – Clarenceville High School student

“Liked the lineup/variety this year.” – Farmington High School teacher

Does a court case really work the way it does on Law & Order? Is forensic evidence treated the same way we see it treated on CSI? What about K-9 units - how do they train those dogs to sniff for evidence? Most importantly, how is the chain of evidence in all of these scenarios used in actual real-life court cases? The answers to these questions and more can all be answered at the Youth Law Conference!

The Youth Law Conference educates high school juniors and seniors about career options in the legal profession and the general legal process, and provides tools for better decision-making. By tailoring this program to the interests and issues of a teen audience, the OCBA and its volunteer attorneys deliver an engaging program that is a hit with students and teachers alike.

At the conference, students and teachers participate in breakout sessions where they hear from prominent speakers from both the bench and the bar. Past conference topics have included computer forensics, a legal professionals panel, street law, using forensic evidence to solve crimes, military law, domestic violence law, employment law, identity protection, K-9 Unit, cyberbullying, TV shows: fact or fiction, law school admission, and more!

With a grant from the Oakland County Bar Foundation, the OCBA has allocated funds for registration and/or bus transportation for schools whose budgets do not support those costs. This funding may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The committee is now working on the details for the 22nd annual Youth Law Conference on March 15, 2015. Please check back for more information.


QUESTIONS? Call Kristen Dimich at (248) 334-3400.

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