Our attorney, Rachel Naquin, helped organize a camp for students from local high schools to learn more about the law and our judicial system.
The New Orleans Federal Bar Association's Justice Camp was a three-day program that took place from June 25, 2019 to June 27, 2019 at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The purpose of the camp was to encourage students to learn about the legal system, including careers in the legal community, and to develop basic advocacy skills in a fun and interactive way.
Above are the students who attended the 2019 Justice Camp with Ms. Naquin pictured in the far right of the top row.
Ms. Naquin was particularly involved in developing and leading the camp's culminating event: an advocacy skills competition. Students were given a mock trial problem involving the constitutional rights of public school students. After receiving guidance from local lawyers, including our own Irving Warshauer, Palmer Lambert, and Claire Berg, the students then performed either an opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, or closing argument before Chief Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby and Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld, during which our attorney Brittany Wolf played the role of a witness.
To learn more about the Justice Camp and see more photos from the event, visit the website for the New Orleans Federal Bar Association.