PWC Attorneys Educate Students on Turning 18
Tracey Lenox Enlightens Stonewall Seniors on Legalities of Turning 18
Tracey Lenox, an associate with Nichols, Zauzig and Sandler, educated students recently at Stonewall Jackson High School about the responsibilities of turning 18, as part of the Prince William County Bar Association’s “So You’re 18!” program. The annual program brings 90 trained member attorneys to the 13 public high schools in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Member attorneys visit government classes to teach the legal rights, restrictions and responsibilities that change when a young person turns 18 years old.
For example, students were surprised to learn from Lenox some of the ramifications of signing a lease. “You have to be careful of your roommate choices,” said one student. “I learned you are legally responsible for everything, not just what you do,” in joint living arrangements, said another 17-year-old.
Students also registered to vote during the two-part program. Since 2009, The Prince William County Office of Elections and the League of Women Voters have collaborated with The Prince William Bar Association to present the program in area classrooms, according to Alissa Hudson, Executive Director of the Prince William County Bar Association, and coordinator of the program.
Lenox was awarded the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2012 award from the Prince William Bar Association with fellow attorney John Primeau for their leadership roles in organizing and training for the So You’re 18 Program.