United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California

United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Hosts Law Day Celebration

On May 20, 2014, the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, will host a Law Day celebration at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse in Los Angeles.  Volunteers from the United States Bankruptcy Court, United States District Court, Federal Protective Service, Office of the Federal Public Defender, United States Probation Office, United States Pretrial Services, United States Marshals Service, United States Attorney’s Office, and United States Trustee Program and approximately 80 high school students from Junior State of America, an organization focused on expanding students’ civic knowledge and encouraging participation in democratic society, will participate in the celebration.  

The day-long celebration will begin with a criminal texting while driving mock trial. Bankruptcy judges will then speak to the students about financial literacy, including  budgeting, saving and investing, credit and debit cards, credit scores, student loans, and bankruptcy. The celebration will continue with a Power Lunch during which the students will share lunch with judges, lawyers, and other professionals and will learn about the law and the legal system.  Judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, District Court, Bankruptcy Court and Magistrate Court will welcome the students and Laurie L. Levenson, Loyola Law School, Professor of Law, will be the keynote speaker.  The celebration will conclude with a jobs panel comprised of representatives from each of the federal agencies who will discuss their jobs and the education and training required for their position.