Girl Scouts Lead Mock Trial as Attorneys, Jurors
Girl Scouts partnered with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women to pilot Project Law Track, a program for girls in 6th grade and older who would like to learn more about careers in the legal field.
On Saturday, May 7, well-prepared Girl Scouts entered a courtroom at the United States Northern District of Illinois Court in Chicago ready to give their opening remarks, question the witnesses, analyze the facts, and reach a verdict within a reasonable doubt during a mock trial that brought the pilot to its finale. Attorneys from the Alliance for Women volunteered to assist as mentors and resources during the trial, and as the judge presiding over the proceedings, although empowered girls clearly were in charge!
View photos from the event.