GJEL partner Ralph Jacobson engages students in a discussion about civil litigation

GJEL partner Ralph Jacobson engages students in a discussion about civil litigation

Open to any high school students interested in learning more about a potential future career in law, the GJEL Intro to Careers in Law Program will be taking place during the week of July 18th.

This year will mark the fourth year GJEL has hosted a week-long summer program designed to give high school students an overview of what it’s like to be a lawyer. The program covers a wide variety of different specializations, with previous guest speakers ranging from defense attorneys, prosecutors, mediators, and plaintiff’s attorneys.

With the application deadline of Friday, May 13th approaching quickly, we wanted to preemptively answer some of the most frequently asked questions about our program.

Where will the summer program be taking place?
The Intro to Careers in Law Program will be hosted at our firm’s main office in Orinda. The office is located at 2 Theatre Square, Suite 230, within walking distance of the Orinda BART station. There is also parking available in the Theatre Square parking garage.

Who is eligible to apply?
The program is open to any students who will be enrolled in high school during the 2015-2016 school year. From freshman to seniors, anyone with an interest in learning more about the legal industry is welcome to apply.

What are the hours for this year’s summer program?
Although a more detailed itinerary will be sent out prior to the start of the program, the Intro to Careers in Law Program will run Monday through Friday from approximately 9:30 am to 3:30 pm during the week of July 18th. (Note: the time may be modified slightly on whatever day students head to court to observe a trial.)

How many students will be accepted?
We will be accepting between 10 and 12 students for this year’s Intro to Careers in Law Program.

If you have any additional questions about the program, please send your inquiries to summerprogram@gjel.com. The application deadline is Friday, May 13th, and applications are available for download on our Introduction to Careers in Law webpage.