Federal Bar Association: Virtual Justice Camp
Registration Now Open
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (NOFBA) has taken the concept of summer camp into the federal courthouse, imparting civics education and advocacy skills that prepare students for college, career, and civic engagement. The program, now in its fourth year, is traditionally held mid-summer at the Eastern District of Louisiana Courthouse in downtown New Orleans. NOFBA’s Justice Camp program encourages 9th and 10th graders to learn about the legal system, including careers within that system, and to develop basic advocacy skills in a fun, interesting, and interactive format.
Sessions will include overviews of the federal court system, safety on the Internet, implicit bias in jury trials, and the rights of privacy, to assistance of counsel, free speech, and other constitutional rights. The topics presented during the virtual Justice Camp are components of the typical full-length camp, which the NOFBA plans to reinstitute in the summer of 2022.
The 2021 FBA Justice Camp will be held virtually July 12-16, 2021 10:30am- 12pm CST via Zoom.
Email James Williams, Director of Post-Secondary Success and Strategic Partnerships, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.