In memory of the late Julia T. Cannon, Judge of the Loudoun County General District Court, the Loudoun Chapter of the VWAA is proud to announce we will be bringing the Color of Justice Program to our community.
Pictured are Barbara S. Williams and the Honorable Deborah C. Welsh
(Photo by Sarah Huntington)
On July 16th at the courthouse in Leesburg, the Honorable Deborah C. Welsh, of the Loudoun County General District Court, will be the keynote speaker for the program. Developed by the National Association of Women Judges, the program encourages girls and minority youth to consider careers in the law and judiciary. Judge Welsh, as was Judge Cannon, is a member of VWAA.
Themed "A Day in Life is a Day in the Law," the program will highlight the law's impact on everyday life with a special emphasis on the variety of ways in which one can pursue a broad variety of interests while pursuing a career in law. Attending the program will be the students of Loudoun's Camp R.E.A.L. (Raising Education, Achievement and Leadership), a summer camp for local at-risk youth. In addition to the presentation from several different speakers, the students will have an open question and answer period, followed by a lunch reception providing an opportunity for the students to meet and speak with the different speakers and other legal community representatives. In addition to numerous members from the Loudoun legal community, the President of the Prince William Chapter of VWAA will also participate in the half-day event.
The goal of the VWAA-Loudoun Color of Justice event is to demonstrate to the Camp R.E.A.L. students the important and positive role the law plays in their daily lives, from understanding how and why laws are made to learning how the teens can make an impact in the law with their own career and academic choices. VWAA-Loudoun's hope is to lead the high school students to recognize the opportunities for future positive and fulfilling engagement within the legal community.
Leesburg, VA 20176