COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Area high school students completed the annual Lawyer Up Summer Law Camp in Columbus Thursday.
The four-day camp provided students a firsthand look at what it's like to go to trial as a lawyer. The camp is sponsored by the Wright Legal Group and Master of My Fate Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Lawyer Up is targeted towards high school students who are excited to learn more about careers within the legal system. The camp was held at the Columbus Consolidated Government Center to allow students an enriching and immersive experience.
Some of the activities included:
- Tours of the Columbus Consolidated Government Center
- Observations of Court Cases
- Guest Speakers
- Networking with Columbus attorneys and judges
- Educational Trips
- Mini Mock Trial Preparation Workshops and Presentation
"Over the years, parents have been overwhelmingly appreciative of the opportunity to expose their children to a career choice. Oftentimes people just don't know. lawyers to even introduce their children to. So, this is an opportunity for their children to see and if they can see it, they can be it," said Katonga Wright, attorney with the Wright Legal Group and Master of My Fate.
This year marked the fourth year of the Lawyer Up Summer Camp.