High School Court Camp

The OKC Chapter provides a one-week community-outreach program designed to introduce metro high school students to the federal courts. With the help of local judges, Board members and numerous volunteers, the students gain a unique perspective on the courts. The program allows students to observe a range of courtroom proceedings including Court Assisted Recovery Effort (“CARE”) Court, sentencing proceedings, arraignments, jury trials, and Naturalization.  Students tour various agencies including the Office of the Federal Public Defender, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Probation Office, and the U.S. Marshal Service; and get one-on-one time with Tenth Circuit Judges, Bankruptcy Court Judges, District Judges and Magistrate Judges.  The programs often includes visits to the Oklahoma County Courthouse and  to the Oklahoma City University School of Law and its Innocence Clinic.  The students receive certificates in recognition of their demonstrated commitment to civic duty and the pursuit of learning about the legal profession and the federal judicial system. For additional information, please contact Doug Wedge via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 405.609.5039.