For the past three summers GJEL has hosted high school students for a week long “Introduction to Careers in Law.” Over the course of the week students are exposed to different aspects of the legal profession and offered the opportunity to hear from attorneys across a variety of specializations. This year’s program took place during the week of July 13th, and 16 students joined us at the main office in Orinda to learn more about what it means to be a lawyer and determine whether a legal career was something they might want to pursue in the future.

Here are some of the photos from the 2015 Intro to Careers in Law Program.

Ralph Jacobson explains Civil Procedure 101

Ralph Jacobson explains “Civil Procedure 101”

Luke Ellis discusses the anatomy of a civil case

Luke Ellis discusses the anatomy of a civil case

Students examine diagrams from a recent personal injury case

Students examine diagrams from a recent personal injury case

Jim Larsen explains the nuances of one of his recent cases

Jim Larsen explains the nuances of one of his recent cases

More discussion of Jim's civil case

More discussion of Jim’s civil case

Kristin Lucey explains details of the infamous Hot Coffee case

Kristin Lucey explains details of the infamous “Hot Coffee Case”

More discussion of the McDonald's Hot Coffee case

More discussion of the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case”

Ralph Jacobson and Andy Gillin participating with students in a law and motion workshop

Ralph Jacobson and Andy Gillin participating with students in a “law and motion workshop”

Group photo of the 2015 Intro to Careers in Law participants

Group photo of the 2015 Intro to Careers in Law participants