COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Young Lawyers Section is dedicated to serving the Greater Rochester community by volunteering, raising money for worthwhile causes and supporting Rochester Teen Court.

Recent Past Community Service Projects/Fundraisers:

June 4, 2015:  7th annual YLS Silent Auction and gala to benefit Rochester Teen Court.  Thousands of dollars were raised to benefit Rochester Teen Court, a program of the Center for Youth.

  • Rochester Teen Court – helped more than one hundred teenagers in 2014 avoid criminal convictions for non-violent crimes and violations while helping them curb the behavior that resulted in their arrests.

Ongoing:  Entering it 17th year Rochester Teen Court is designed to divert non-violent youthful offenders from the criminal justice system, prevent them from incurring a criminal conviction, investigate the reasons behind their criminal behavior and provide them with peer-assigned rehabilitative activities to help them avoid recidivism.  Rochester Teen Court is the primary volunteer program of the YLS.  The YLS is the primary source of volunteers.  Each year YLS attorneys serve as adjudicative restorative justice mediators and train teen attorneys to conduct adjudicative justice proceedings before Rochester City Court Justices and Teen Court youth jurors and peers.  In 2014the YLS helped more than one hundred teenagers avoid criminal convictions for non-violent crimes and violations while helping them curb the behavior that resulted in their arrests.

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