The CBA’s 2019 L.A.W. Camp consisted of two, week-long camps in New Haven, Hartford, and New Britain from July 8-19.
This camp exposes high school students to the legal profession and gives them instruction on critical and analytical thinking to help them succeed in their educational and professional careers. During the week, students visited courts and participated in panel discussions, advocacy training, and prepared for a mock court case.
Attorneys and summer associates of CBA 100% Club members, Updike Kelly & Spellacy PC (UKS, along with the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, led a mock voir dire process at High School, Inc. in Hartford, to introduce high school students to a career in law.
These demonstrations are part of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s initiative to create a “pipeline” for students to consider law school. The fact pattern regarded a Fourth Amendment search and seizure issue in the search of a high school student’s locker. A series of statements were presented to the students, who participated as potential jurors.
The presenters included: Evan Goldstein, UKS partner and chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Adam Marks, UKS partner and chair of its Summer Associate Social Committee; UKS’ four summer associates, Jasjeet Sahani, Jason Martinez, Jeffrey Bausch, Jeffrey Renaud, and summer Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity intern Monica Torrijos.