Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien and Assistant Prosecutor Kate Munger understand better than most the importance of learning the law and understanding how it applies in real life situations.
As Fellows of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, they presented to Lexington High School students on April 26, 2017, as part of the Foundation’s new outreach program FWD@18.
The question-and-answer format is designed to help students understand the consequences related to breaking the law at this noteworthy age as they transition from juvenile to adult. The program subject matter includes: young adults in a digital world, encountering the police, managing money, medical issues, sexual scenarios, independent living, marriage and children.
“I jumped at the chance to present FWD@18 when I saw how relevant the materials are in teaching students about today’s legal realities,” said O’Brien. “I love telling students that life is full of choices so make yours count, a key premise of FWD@18.”
Munger said, “When I teamed-up with Carol to make the presentation, I knew that my own experiences as a young adult and now an attorney would easily resonate with students.”
“When they hear this really matters, kids pay close attention and really engage,” O’Brien said. “Every student in our county would benefit greatly from FWD@18. As a member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, I’m proud of the work fellow lawyers have done to update the hot-button issues facing today’s students. That is a wise choice they have made as they serve the greater community.”