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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Children and the Law

The Children and the Law Commission was formed to address the unmet legal needs of children throughout Virginia. The Commission accomplishes this goal by developing new opportunities for recently admitted attorneys to get plugged into the legal profession while helping their local communities.

In 2020, the Young Lawyers Conference (YLC) of the Virginia State Bar created a foster care resource guide to assist children and families involved in the foster care system in Hampton Roads.

One of the Committee’s most exciting projects is the Shutdown Cyberbullying Initiative, developed in 2012, aimed to educate parents, teachers, and children on the effects of cyberbullying.

Mock trials and presentations at schools are other popular events the Children and the Law Committee hosts. These programs are designed to introduce the youth to legal careers and become informed citizens. 




2013 YLC Significant Service Award


2013 ABA YLD Comprehensive Award (chosen project for application)


2014 YLC Significant Service Award


2016 YLC Significant Service Award


News and Media

Docket Call – Fall 2016


Juvenile Rights Handbook (.pdf)

Children and the Law 04082016 Mock Trial After 2

(Left Photo) Judge Ortiz gives a presentation to junior high school students in Fairfax County. The Children and the Law Commission continues to grow each year with help from judges and teachers in Virginia!


(Right Photo) The YLC Children and the Law would like to thank the Classical Conversations Challenge B Mock Trial Directors for inviting us to participate in this great event with Judge Daniel Ortiz and Barry Zweig, Esq.