DHBA youth event

Dallas area public high school students learned about the law and how they can pursue it as a career at the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association’s Youth Law Symposium earlier this month.

About 250 students listened to Hispanic attorneys and judges at the April 8 event, which is in its third year and aims to give Hispanic and other public high school students the opportunity to learn about the law and legal professions.

Regina Montoya, chair of the Dallas mayor’s task force on poverty and a member of the board of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, was the keynote speaker at the symposium.

The students put their newly learned knowledge to practice in a mock trial demonstration and also toured the University of Texas at Dallas, learning about the admissions process for the school and its pre-law program.

Atmos Energy, Vinson & Elkins, LexisNexis, and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association co-sponsored the event.