Students from the Overtown Youth Center experienced a day in the life of a trial attorney.

Staff Report

MIAMI – Recently, after a week of legal education and hands-on training, students from the Overtown Youth Center showcased their legal skills in a mock trial event. Senior Judge Paul C. Huck invited students from the Overtown Youth Center to the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse for a courthouse tour and civics lesson.

The children then returned to the Overtown Youth Center and worked with numerous volunteer attorneys to prepare for a mock trial event, alongside volunteer attorneys from Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.

The weeklong program culminated with the students engaging in a mock trial at the courthouse, overseen by Judge Huck.