An interactive experience to expose kids in grades four through six to careers in the legal profession.

1. Who is the SCBA?

The 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 four through six because children at this age begin to formulate ideas about who they want to be when they “grow up.”

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.

For more information, contact: Martha Fenchen
Phone: (916) 546-3780
Email: mfenchen@sacbar.org
425 University Avenue, Suite 120
Sacramento, California 95825

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.

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 lawyers 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