BCPS Bilingual Students Take Part in Annual High School Bilingual Conference with Focus on the Legal Profession

January 19, 2021

More than 100 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) bilingual students will take part in the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association’s second annual High School Bilingual Conference. The event offers participants the unique opportunity to learn from law professionals in a bilingual format. The virtual conference takes place on Thursday, January 21, from 8:30 a.m. – noon.  

The conference was created to break down the language barrier to foster a mentorship environment between legal professionals and students in hopes of introducing and sparking an interest in them to pursue a career in law.  

Students will hear – in Spanish and English – the personal journey of bilingual law students and practicing lawyers and judges in a virtual panel discussion titled “Our Bilingual Journey: The Challenges and Benefits of Bilingualism in the Legal Profession.” 

Following the panel discussion, students will be separated into small breakout rooms led by Broward County legal professionals and law students. The sessions will focus on the positive and negative aspects of bilingualism while studying and practicing law, as well as the benefits and challenges of bilingual home life. Students will also participate in an interactive mock trial presentation.  

The High School Bilingual Conference will be conducted in both English and Spanish.  

Media is invited to cover this event.  

RSVP at bcps.pio@browardschools.com





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