A large turnout is expected at 2017 Law Day in Richmond, which provides on opportunity for local high school students to meet potential mentors in the legal and law enforcement professions.
Last year, more than 200 high school students from West County high schools attended the event featuring law enforcement agencies, attorneys, judges and elected officials.
This year, the number of students interested in becoming lawyers or members of law enforcement is expected to grow. 2017 Law Day will take place on April 28 at the West Contra Costa Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 2801 Moran Ave. in Richmond.
Keynote speakers include Judge Judy Johnson, civil rights attorney Dan Siegel and West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matthew Duffy. Many elected officials including Assemblyman Tony Thurmond are also expected to attend.
Organizers are hoping for contributions from the community to help students get a head start in these professions.
“One of our goals this year is to send 50 students to summer program ($225 each for 7 weeks) and another 50 students for a one-year membership ($25 each) to the Boys and Girls Club,” said Uche Uwahemu, an event organizer.
Any contributions can be made to the West Contra Costa Salesian Boys and Girls, 2801 Moran Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804, a non-profit public benefit corporation. See the flier for more information.