Summer Youth Legal Institute to provide middle and high school students in the Gardere area access to law-related education

The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation will hold a Summer Youth Legal Institute for Gardere area youths June 23-27, 2014. This is the first time the program is being offered. A total of 18 teens have registered. The program is being funded by the South Burbank Crime Prevention and Development District.

The week-long event to be held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center begins Monday, June 23, at 8:30 a.m. and concludes Friday, June 27, at 2 p.m. with a tour of the 19th Judicial District Court and an awards ceremony. The program will cover financial literacy, juvenile rights and legal research, and the program will involve an interactive mock trial. Participants receive breakfast and lunch each day, a tour of the 19th Judicial Courthouse, and a closing awards ceremony. Many of the participating youths are a part of the Legal Eagles Law Club, which is a program of the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation.

The mission of the program is to encourage and promote leadership and to instill being productive, committed, dedicated, and hard working members of society. Ann K. Gregorie is the Executive Director of the BRBF and R. Lynn Haynes is the administrator of the Summer Youth Legal Institute. Both are instrumental in bringing this free law-related education program for middle and high school students to the Gardere community.

For more information about the legal institute or the law club, please contact R. Lynn Haynes at 225-214-5564 or