Are you an OCBA member looking for an opportunity to serve your community? Or are you an Orange County high school teacher requesting a presentation for your junior or senior government class? Check out the Orange County Bar Association's new community service program: Teenage Legal Survival Skills.
Volunteer attorneys from the Orange County Bar Association are available to visit high school classrooms to make presentations on legal survival skills for teens. The program deals specifically with the responsibilities students will face upon turning eighteen. Each presentation will take approximately 45 minutes and is suitable for a junior or senior government or civics class.
Volunteer attorneys will provide each classroom with copies of the State Bar of California publication, “When You Become 18,” and will focus the presentation on specific areas of the materials including: reaching the age of majority (i.e. registering to vote, entering into binding contracts), money matters (i.e. opening bank accounts, credit cards, being financially responsible), and moving out (i.e. rental agreements, landlord/tenant rights, leasing vs. renting).
Volunteer attorneys will also touch on law as a career. A brochure on becoming a lawyer will be handed out to interested students.
If you wish to volunteer as an OCBA member please call the OCBA at 949.440.6700, ext. 126. If you wish to have a presentation made to your classroom please complete the request form below. We expect a high demand for presentations and will make every effort to fill requests as they are submitted.
Request Form for Presentation*
Teenage Legal Survival Skills Article*