Education Pipeline Award

2016 Winner

LA Teen Court Program

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Teen Court Program
The court system operates 33 Teen Courts in high schools around the county. The program is aimed at educating students about the law and its consequences and offers juvenile offenders an alternative to having a record of criminal convictions if teens complete their sentences within six months. About 20,000 students participate in the program each year.



About the Education Pipeline Award

The State Bar of California Board of Trustees established the Education Pipeline Award in 2008 to recognize outstanding efforts of law-related educational programs that train and support students who are interested in the judicial system and careers in the law. The recipient is honored during a presentation at the Education Pipeline Award reception at the State Bar's Annual Meeting in September/October.

Nomination process

The nomination period for the Education Pipeline Award is closed.

Each year, the State Bar solicits nominations for the Education Pipeline Award from across California. All submissions are reviewed by the State Bar's Council on Access and Fairness, which provides recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Contact Patricia Lee at 415-538-2240 for more information.

Past recipients

2015  Judge Stephen O’Neil Trial Advocacy Mentoring Program (Young Lawyers)
        University of San Francisco School of Law, Academic Support Program
San Francisco

2014  California JusticeCorps
        King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP)

2013  Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Crawford Legal Institute Mentorship Bond Program (CLIMB) San Diego
        Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Educational Partnerships

2012  Law Fellows Program at UCLA School of Law Los Angeles

2011  Center for Youth Development through Law Berkeley

2010  Deer Valley High School Law Academy

2009  Pacific McGeorge Education Pipeline Initiative