1. Who is the SCBA?

SCBA is an association dedicated to increasing public understanding of the rule of law and to enhancing the system of justice.

 

2. What is the program?

The program will consist of an attorney paired with paralegal or legal secretary who will present information to children about their career.

 

3. Target audience?

Grades 4 through 6 because children at this age they begin to formulate ideas about who they want to be when they “grow up.”

Kids Law Day is Designed to:

  1. Engage children in fun learning about careers as an attorney, legal secretary, or paralegal.
  2. Showcase legal professionals as role models.
  3. Reinforce learning and innovation, communication, and collaboration skills
  4. Presentations will last no
    more than an hour.

Pathway to
Success

Secondary Education
and Academics

 

Read, read, read. Use creative and critical thinking skills. Engage in civil discourse, recognize different perspectives, promote your social voice, and become responsible citizens of a democratic society. Get above-average grades and obtain a high school diploma.

 

 

Post-Secondary Education and Academics

 

Obtain a bachelor’s degree or a certificate of completion in a paralegal program. Focus on reading, writing, public speaking, computer literacy, and analytical skills. Get above average grades to become competitive among peers.

 

Civility and Character Development

 

Participate in social, academic, and athletic activities that will encourage development of civic life, and positive and meaningful interaction with peers and superiors.

 

 

Career Development

 

Obtain internships and

on-the- job training. Embark on a career by working for a corporation, government agency, or non-profit organization. Be passionate about succeeding, continually set and accomplish challenging goals.

Lawyers help people, change lives, and even make history.  President Barack Obama is a lawyer who made history as the first African American President of the United States.  Do you know that three of these people are from California, and two grew up in Sacramento?

Loretta Elizabeth Lynch, 83rd Attorney General of the United States

Associate Justice Goodwin H. Liu, Supreme Court of California

Associtate Justice Leondra Reid Kruger, Supreme Court of California

Associate Justice Anthony McLeod Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States

Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, 28th Chief Justice of the State of California

Eric Himpton Holder Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States

Associate Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States

Barack Hussein Obama II, 44th President of the United States

For more
information, contact:

 

Martha Fenchen

Phone: (916) 546-3780

mfenchen@sacbar.org

 

Mary J. Burroughs,
 Executive Director

Phone: (916) 564-3780

mburroughs@sacbar.org

 

425 University Avenue,
Suite 120

Sacramento, CA 95825

 

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